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President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Barbara Kniscly Roberts 73, President 

Emily Dethloff Ryan 63, Vice President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82, Chair, Admissions Committee 

Susan Johnson High '62, Chair, Annual Fund Committee 

Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Chair, Chapter Development Committee 

Martha McMuUan Aasen '51, Chair, Continuing Education Committee 

Linda Martin Graybill '83, Chair, Finance Committee 

Kale Gladden Schultz '71, Chair, Homecoming Committee 

Sally Armstrong Bingley '60, Chair, Nominating Committee 

Jennifer Webb '90, Chair, Student Relations Committee 

Sally Dorsey Danner '64, Recording Secretary 

Crista R. Cabe, Ex -Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 

Editorial Advisory Board 
Crista R, Catje, Chair 
Barbro Hansson '87 

B. Richard Plant, Assistant Professor of English 
Patricia Hunt, College Chaplain 
William Carter Pollard, College Librarian 
Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, Alice E. Addleton 

Assistant to the Editor, D. Michelle Hite 

Design, Ten Stallard and Pat Kiblinger 

Editorial Assistants, Susan O'Donnell '92 and David Meeks 

Coven The Pannill Center, see inside back cover 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin 
College, Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401 . 
Copyright by Mary Baldwin College. All rights rc-served. 

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November 1990, Volume 4. No. 1 

2 President's Message 

Cynthia H. Tyson 


4 Rescuing Our Resources 

10 A New Way of Understanding Intelligence 


Lucy Tomlinson Wallace '75 

]ames C. McCrory 

16 Just Keeping In Touch 

1 8 New Alumnae Board 

20 Homecoming 

22 Alumnae Awards 

26 Chapters In Action 

28 Class Notes 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 


40 MBC Student Excels at Japanese University 

42 Soviet Philosopher Visits MBC 

44 Individual Fitness Emphasized at MBC 

46 Faculty Notes 

Stacey Clwse 

Mary Ann Kassclmann 
and Kathy McCleaf 


This issue of the Mary Baldwin Magazine 
began much Uke the other five that have pre- 
ceded it during the two years I've been at the 
College. All the words that are in this issue 
resulted from ideas people had that were put 
into words and then into a design, that passed 
through a printing press and through a mail- 
ing servdce to finally reach you as a magazine. 
Yes, these words have been processed. 

Every time the copies of a new issue arrive 
in our office and I actually hold one, I'm amazed 
at the wonder of the process that turned ideas 
into a magazine. I marvel that Teri Stallard and 
Pat Kiblinger of the Publications Office can 
take all the thousands of words that are on the 
computer disk and make them look like this. 
I'm amazed that Anne Musser, our database 
manager, can push computer keys and produce 
thousands of maUing labels. I think, "What if 
we had to address all these by hand?" 

And then, I really get started. What if we 
had to keep all the addresses in a rolodex and 
didn't have Kathy Casey Smith keeping all that 
information up-to-date for us? What if Shirley 
Craft wasn't around to help with research and 
keep us from printing incorrect information? 
What if Judy Neff and Kathy Wilkins over in 
the Alumnae Office didn't compile all the in- 
formation for Class Notes and Chapters in 
Action? What if we didn't have Crista Cabe 
and Katherine Lichtenberg working to keep 
the alumnae connections strong? 

The truth is, there would be no magazine 
without all these people. All of them, along 
with the faculty and staff, the students and 
alumnae, and the many friends of Mary 
Baldwin College, make the magazine. 

So, with gratitude to all who are part of the 
process, with appreciation to those who have 
entrusted me with this responsibility, and with 
more than a little anxiety, I become editor of 
The Mary Baldwin Magazine. I'll do my best. 

Genie Addleton 

President's Message 

One of the many roles of Mary Baldwin College is that of good steward. We 
are the present caretakers of what we have invented, and it is up to us now to 
use our resources wisely and well so that they may be the inheritance of the 
next generation. Good stewardship of all around us will perhaps ensure that 
those who follow will benefit from a strong and even stronger college and will 
seek in their turn to prepare for futures ever more distant. 

An obvious focus of stewardship lies in the buildings and grounds that 
make up our campus. Our reach has grown, and we care now for 54 acres, as 
well as for an increased number of houses on the periphery of the campus itself. 
All must be neat, orderly, and in good repair. We cannot afford to defer 
maintenance as costs escalate with inflation, as well as for projects that 
augment in seriousness and size if left unattended. So a planned approach to 
facilities management is essential. I am grateful to think that in very recent 
years we have renovated Carpenter Academic Building, restored Memorial 
Hall, and are now restoring Hill Top Residence Hall. We have been helped 
remarkably by special friends who have funded these projects, sharing with us j 
the vision of a campus that expresses in its structures the high standard of the 
academic program. We have a schedule for more such projects to come. Good 
stewardship demands an unrelenting commitment to the routines of mainte- : 
nance. As in so many of its plans, Mary Baldwin is practical and methodical j 
in its management of such basic and often unglamorous matters. | 

The management of our facilities and the stewardship of resources demand ' 
that we have a master plan. A project that seems worthy when considered in | 
isolation may not, indeed, be a priority when viewed in the total context of 
college plans and needs. We cannot afford an ad hoc approach to campus use 
but must constantly apply principles of best use, in ordered sequence, for | 
overall benefit. Thus, two years ago, the Trustees commissioned a Master Plan | 
which leads us five, ten, and twenty years into the future. It is a plan that makes ! 
sense and one which will prevent the poor and short-term decisions which j 
may have been unavoidable without its reasoned approach to foreseeable size 
and program needs. Again, good stewardship places planning as a central and 
constant item of college affairs. 

The resources of buildings and grounds are, however, the obvious subjects ] 
of our care. Perhaps less obvious but vastly more important are the resources i 
represented in and by our people. People, our faculty and staff, are our truly 
great resource, and we must be good stewards, likewise, in our conduct of 
business with them. For a college as innovative, creative, and problem-solving 
as Mary Baldwin, the resource of most significance and greatest return is its 
brainpower. People solve problems; people provide innovation; people create 
the lifeblood of our college. Those of us who are trustees and administrators 
understand this fundamental fact of what, indeed, makes a college average, 
good, or extraordinarily excellent. Mary Baldwin is extraordinarily excellent 
because of her faculty and staff, who create in students and, consequently, in l 
alumnaea habit of mind and a vital spirit that bespeak excellence in all they do. j 
So, this resource of people must be as safeguarded and supported as the most 
essential task of stewardship. 

Personnel policies that are enlightened, salaries that are fair, working 
conditions that are conducive to high morale and productivity enable us to 

2 November 1990 

ittract and retain the best people. And such people 
epay the college well through diligence, dedication 

mission, enthusiasm for purpose, and joyful fulfill- 
nent in "the job well done." When people know that 
n genuine ways they are associated with a profes- 
lional organization that has their best interests at 
leart, and that their best interests coincide with the 
oUege's best interests, there is a mutuality of pro- 
luctive purpose and an atmosphere of forward- 
hrusting vigor that must underlie any search for 

While new ideas and stimulating concepts are 
)ften introduced by newly appointed faculty and 
itaff, and while this newness is welcomed, too much 
I urnover of personnel is wasteful and destabilizing. 
Dur progress balances new and continuing; attract- 
ng and retaining. And in this balance our steward- 
ihip is measured. 

Of course, in all these aspects of stewardship, whether of people or place, 
inancial prudence is demanded. We cannot provide excellence in academic 
Drogram without the appropriate financial resources to do so; we cannot care 
'or our faculty and staff without a financially secure college; we cannot present 

1 pleasing and safe environment 
without resources to build and 
maintain; we cannot innovate with- 
3Ut research and development dol- 

So, my concluding emphasis upon 
financial prudence sums up this 
multi-faceted approach to steward- 
ship. We have never had a penny to 
waste at Mary Baldwin, nor ever 
should have. As our resources grow- 
and they are growing-our commit- 
ment to being good stewards of them 
must also grow. Our plan, as stew- 
ards, is to use our resources, "our 
talent," to produce and multiply and 

CjujOAMi? «f , 


The Mary Baldwin Magazine 3 

Rescuing Our 

A Responsible Approach 
to Solid Waste Disposal 

Lucy Wallace lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and at- 
tended Mary Baldwin from 1971-1973. She received a 
bachelor's degree in elementary education from the Uni- 
versity of Florida in 197 5 and a master's degree in library 
science fro7n Florida State University in 1976. Froml976 
to 1986 she was a librarian/media specialist in the Duval 
County, Florida, public school system. 

In Jidy of this year, Lucy was iwmed a "Local Hero" by 
WJCT, a Jacksonville public television station. Last De- 
cember, she received the Florida Sierra Club's Pelican 
Award for exceptional conservation work and the Mimi 
and Lee Adams Environmental Award, presented annu- 
ally for outstandingservice to the Jacksonville community 
in the area of environmental improvement. 

Lucy is an active member of the Sierra Club and the 
Audubon Society, and is involved with Greenpeace and 
the Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous ]Nastes. She is 
also a member of the National Wildlife Federation, the 
Nature Conservancy, the Friends of the Jacksonvillle 
Public Library, the Wilderness Society, and the Junior 
League of Jacksonville. 

In addition to her interests in environmental and land 
use planning issues, Lucy 
Wallace collects children's 
books, dolls, old toys, and an- 
tiques. She and her husband, 
Del, who is an attorney in Jack- 
sonville, Iwve a four-year-old 
son, Nathaniel, and are ex- 
pecting their second child in 
February. The Wallaces are 
members of Riverside Presby- 
terian Church. 

4 November 1990 

". . . For whatever happens to the animals, will happen soon also to human beings. 

Continue to soil your bed and one night you will suffocate in your own waste. 

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. 

Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. 

All things connect. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls 

also the children of the Earth." 

- Suquamish Indian Qiief Sealth's 
address to President Franklin Pierce, 1855. 

me and has shaped my ideas and behavior. 

Today our household contributes very Httle to 
our local landfill. We shop wisely, compost yard 
clippings and organic kitchen matter, reuse items, 
participate in our curbside recycling program, and 
make regular trips to the recycling center to take 
items not included in the curbside program. Even 
my four-year-old son, Nathaniel, is a recycling 
enthusiast and delights in showing babysitters the 
different receptacles we use for items that can be 
reused, recycled or composted. 

Prior to the past two years, I spent what time I 
had on neighborhood zoning issues, visual pollu- 
tion (billboards), tree protection, and water pollu- 
tion issues. Although these are still 
important to me, the "garbage" is- 
sue, next to my responsibilities at 
home with my son, has consumed 
most of my time and energy. 
For the past two years, 1 have 
been active with other citizens 
in an effort to ensure that 
Jacksonville, Florida, does 
not ever construct a 
bage incinerator. 

At one time, it 
looked as though 
Jacksonville's incin- 
erator was a fore- 
gone conclusii'P 
since our ma\ii 
who had been 
about the issue, 
was aggressively 
lobbving for one 
Fortima tely , ou r cit\'' s 
leaders who serve on 

hen I first read Chief Sealth's ad- 
dress, I was struck with the depth 
and insight of the speech, and was 
particularly moved by the passage quoted above. 
The relevance of his words to the environmental 
well-being of our planet today is too close for 
comfort. It is also fitting that Seattle, Washington, 
is named for Chief Sealth; a city which is truly at 
the forefront of one of our nation's biggest chal- 
lenges - waste minimization. Through my concern 
for how we care for the earth and a growing 
awareness of how wasteful our society has be- 
come, I have recently found myself immersed in 
the issue which is in many cases inaccurately 
referred to as "garbage." 

Like most children, I loved being outside, 
climbing trees, listening to birds, watching the 
animals play, swimming in a cool stream or natu- 
ral body of water. All of these experiences required 
a certain level of appreciation of nature, which 1 
had, but it was not an appreciation that led me to 
consider at that time how these simple experiences 
could be drastically altered by humanity's neglect, 
of the Earth. Undoubtedly, my exposure to, and 
participation in, the first Earth Day celebration 20 
years ago made me more sensitive to environmen- 
tal issues that until then had not been seriously 
addressed by average American citizens going 
about their daily routines. 

About that time, my family began separating 
recyclable materials in our kitchen to take to a 
neighborhood recycling center. What an educa- 
tional experience that was, not only to see a sizable 
portion of our garbage as a resource, but to realize 
that through our efforts in the kitchen, we were 
actually rescuing those natural resources from 
being buried, and thus wasted, in a landfill. That 
early experience with recycling has remained with 

By Lucy ToniliusLVi Wnlhicc '75 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 5 

City Council and the Environmental Protecton 
Board listened to the voices of concern raised by 
individuals and environmental, health-related, and 
civic organizations and have gone on record as 
saying that the city should pursue the alternatives 
to incineration including waste reduction, source 
separation, reusing, recycling and composting. 
Our city has set a goal for recycling 35 percent of its 
generated waste by 1996, and its leaders have said 
that incineration should be the last option consid- 
ered because of the potential for adverse health 
effects and environmental degradation that are 
associated with burning garbage. City Council 
also passed an ordinance prohibiting the expendi- 
ture of any allocated funds in the 1989-90 fiscal 
year budget or any revenues derived from a sohd 
waste user fee for any study, consultation, person- 
nel or facility for burning municipal waste. 




Rally Support AGAINST 

the Mayor's Proposed 
Mass Burn Incinerator. 

The incinerator will do irreparable harm to the quaUty of our air 
and water and thus endanger the health of the citizens of 
Northeast Florida. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 1989 at 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Downtown FCCJ Campus 

101 W. State Street 

Building A, Room 1058 

Park in the back, enter lobb>[_ 
For further informatii 
Sponsored by the N 

Our anti-incineration campaign and action on 
other environmental issues have been supported 
by the efforts of main-line environmental organi- 
zations with local chapters, to which 1 belong, such 
as the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, and 
Greenpeace. Certainly, I have been inspired and 
encouraged through participation in these organi- 
zations, and especially by Paul Connett, a chemis- 
try professor at St Lawrence University in Canton, 
New York. Dr. Connett, whose lecture in Jack- 
sonville was sponsored by the local Audubon 
Society, has traveled all across the United States 
helping to educate communities on how to deal 
responsibly with the municipal waste stream 
without incineration. The weekly publication that 
he and his wife publish. Work on Waste, is one of the 
most informative newsletters on the subject. 

In addition to working within these national 
organizations, Susan Robinson, a fellow Sierra 
Club member, and I founded Citizens Against 
Garbage Incineration ("CAGI") a coalition whose 
sole purpose is to make sure that our city does not 
pursue garbage incineration. CAGI's primary 
goal is to educate the public about the negative 
effects of garbage incineration on human health, 
the environment, and the economic well-being of 
our community. We are particularly concerned 
about the effects that incineration will have on 
Florida's vulnerable groundwater. The ash pro- 
duced by that process poses a real threat 
to our state's future drinking water 

We believe that the solid waste 
stream is most responsibly man- 
aged by a comprehensive plan 
incorporating public education, 
de-toxification, waste reduc- 
tion through changes in our 
buying habits and in 
manufacturing practices, 
source separation, reus- 
ing, mandatory intensive re- 
cycling, composting and 
landfilling the remainder. When pur- 
sued vigorously, these alternatives to incin- 
eration will reduce the waste stream as much or 
more than can be achieved through incineration. 
Regardless of whether we represent the Sierra 
Club, ourselves, or CAGI, Susan and I, and other 

November 1990 

concerned citiziens have organized town meet- 
ings, and we attend meetings of the City Council 
and its sub-committees. We speak to community 
groups, editorial boards of print and non-print 
media, and any other organizations that will listen 
to us. 

Jacksonville now has a voluntary curbside 
residential recycling program, through which tin 
and aluminum cans, glass jars and bottles, con- 
tainers made of certain plastic resins, newspapers, 
and old telephone books are collected. By April 1, 
1991, our residential recycling program will be 
mandatory, something for which the local Sierra 
Club has lobbied for several years. What's more, 
by April 1, 1991, the residential recycling program 
will be expanded to include paperboard, corru- 
gated papers, and mixed papers. Our city also has 
drop-off centers for used motor oil and a "white 
goods" collection system. Through this program, 
old stoves, refrigerators, other large appliances, 
and even air conditioners and garbage disposals 
are either repaired or are disassembled for salvage 
parts, and thus are kept out of our landfills. Many 
of us in Jacksonville are now pushing for manda- 
tory recycling for the commercial sector, which 
contributes roughly two-thirds of the waste stream 
locally. Although the city is addressing the whole 
issue of composting for yard wastes, etc., they are 
moving too slowly considering the dire need to 
keep these materials out of our landfills, so we are 
concerned about that aspect of the issue as well. 

Of course, the best way to deal with the waste 
stream is not to create it in the first place, and 
almost daily 1 learn something new about rescuing 
resources from the landfill. In the July 1989 issue 
of Resource Recycling, 1 read a wonderful article 
titled "Precycle: A New Concept in Source Reduc- 
tion." The article discussed the campaign in Ber- 
keley, California, for precycling or "making envi- 
ronmentally sound purchasing decisions at the 
store." in other words, before we put items in our 
grocery carts, we need to ask ourselves, "Will this 
end up in the land fill, which is in somebody's back 
yard, and would 1 want it buried in my own back 
yard?" 1 also ask, "Can this container be reused or 

It is interesting to note that packaging materials 
comprise one-third by weight and one-half by 
volume of the total municipal solid waste. (I 

Lucy Wallace's Tried and True 


for a Healthier Environment 

♦ Avoid accepting store merchandise in plastic bags. 

♦ Insteadofwipingspillswithpapertowels.usespongesorrags. Use 
cloth napkins, instead of paper. Use bathroom tissue ttiat is made 
of recycled paper. 

♦ Avoid the use of pesticides in the home or in the yard. There are 
safer non-toxic alternatives, except, unfortunately, in the case of 
termites or powder post beetles. 

♦ Avoid buying plastic sandvifich bags. Bags made of cellulose are 
moreenvironmentally sound. Orbetteryet,usereusablecontainers. 

♦ Use only "phosphate free" laundry detergent. 

♦ Switch from disposable diapers to cloth diapers except when 

♦ When calling in an order for take-out, tell them you're bringing your 
own reusable containers, 

♦ Don't buy produce that is packed in styrofoam trays, (Ifnecessary, 
I take the produce out of the package, and leave it on top of the other 
wasteful packages. I take the price tag off and put it and the 
produce in my string bag. If all shoppers started to do this, stores 
would get the message). 

♦ Avoid buying disposable eating utensils such as cups, plates, 
bowls, and plastic ware, and avoid restaurants that are well known 
for using disposable styrofoam products. Burger King, by the way, 
uses paper products for packaging, instead of styrofoam, 

♦ Compost all yard debris and organic kitchen waste. 

♦ Help form a Stewardship of the Earth Committee at your church. 
Churches can have a tremendous impact by setting a good 
example themselves. You might, for example, get rid of styrofoam 
cups for coffee. 

♦ Use customer comment cards in stores and restaurants to express 
your thoughts about their lack of recycling bins, or their use of 
wasteful styrofoam, or the fact that they do not sell any products 
made of recycled matenals. Use toll-free numbers on the sides of 
packages to express comments concerning the product or the way 
it's packaged. 

♦ Use rechargeable batteries when batteries are needed. Non- 
rechargeable batteries cannot go into municipal landfills because 
they are a hazardous waste, 

♦ As much as possible, use recycled paper for writing, copying, etc. 

TTir Mary Baldu'in Magazine 

suppose that I should not have been so surprised 
when I learned that the packaging industry is the 
fourth largest industry in the United States.) I am 
quite sure that the research and development de- 
partments at many manufacturing plants and 
corporations are working overtime to come up 
with ideas for less wasteful packaging. 1 believe 
they know that changes have to be made, and 
certainly, we as consumers, need to let them hear 
from us. The power is, after all, in our wallets! 

Admittedly, many of the greatest challenges in 
precycling must be addressed in Congress and 
state legislatures. The state of Maine, for example, 
should be very proud since it recently passed a law 
that went into effect this September that bans the 
sale of juices that come in little boxes with straws. 
The boxes are made of layers of laminated paper, 
plastic, and metal that cannot be easily separated, 
and thus are not recyclable. In addition, some 
communities, particularly in the New England 
area, have banned outright, certain wasteful, non- 
recyclable forms of packaging. 

1 wish 1 was more of an inventor-type, because 
the market is just wide-open and clamoring now 
for creative minds to solve some of the challenges 
in waste reduction. For instance, how can we 
recycle or reuse light bulbs, toothbrushes, perma- 
nent markers (which we have all come to rely on), 
toothpaste tubes, popsicle sticks (teachers and 
camp counselors win the prize for reusing these), 
bottle caps, and jar lids with plastic liners, which 
I'm told make them non-recyclable. I could go on, 
but if we have the ability to put people on the 
moon, 1 do not see why we cannot find solutions to 
some of these seemingly simple problems. 

One of my favorite quotations, the source of 
which 1 do not recall, is "to live simply so that 
others may simply live." Because of a reawakening 

to the many environmental challenges we now 
face, people are becoming more a ware of decisions 
that affect the environment, both at home and 
abroad. It is because of children that our need to 
act more responsibly toward the Earth is so cru- 
cial. Unfortunately, due to humanity's actions and 
inactions of the past, there are lakes and streams 
that are too polluted for swimming, animals that 
are forever gone from the Earth, and grand trees 
that will never again be climbed because their only 
remains, their roots, are buried deep below the 
ever-increasing epidemic of strip malls and conve- 
nience stores that blight our nation's landscape. 

Some say there has been a lot of media hype 
surrounding this most recent Earth Day celebra- 
tion, and there may have been some. Certainly, the 
twentieth anniversary of Earth Day has been far 
more publicized than the earlier celebrations. For 
the most part, however, there does seem to be a 
unification of people throughout the nation to 
recognize what must be done to reverse our di- 
rection on some of the ill-fated paths we have 
taken. I believe that there is now genuine concern, 
on both local and national levels, to effect changes 
for the benefit of the entire ecosystem, and 1 be- 
lieve that the momentum of the movement is 

Certainly, in Jacksonville we have come a long 
way, and we are moving in the right direction by 
not heading down the dead-end road to an incin- 
erator. The path we are on is much more condu- 
cive to the environmental and economic good of 
all citizens. With hope, I can say we have learned 
much from our past mistakes and realize the truth 
in Dr. Connett's message: "We can no longer 
continue living as though we are the last genera- 

"Young children who are taught environmental responsibility at 

home and at school have fresh insight to help adults see the 

benefits of protecting our natural resources." 

8 November 1990 

Ten Reasons 
Not To Incinerate: 

It does not put an end to landfills since the non- 
combustibles, non-processibles, bypass material 
(when the incinerator is down for repairs) and the 
toxic ash (at least 25 percent by weight) must all go 
to the landfill. 

It does not reduce the volume of garbage to the 
extent claimed. 

It is an extremely expensive way of handling garbage 
and thus creates an unacceptable financial burden 
on taxpayers. Incinerators also have associated 
high maintenance and operating costs and wear out 

It creates very few jobs for the capital invested. The 
same capital investment in recycling creates at 
least ten times as many jobs. 
It is a high-tech solution to a low-tech problem. It is 
a quick fix and not a long-term solution. 
Incineration is not compatible with recycling. In fact, 
incinerators reduce the incentive to recycle and 
actually compete for some of the same materials 
that can easily be recycled (cardboard and paper- 
board, for example). 

Incineration produces toxic air emissions and a toxic 
ash that will do irreparable harm to our air, water and 
soil and thus threatens human health as well as the 
entire ecosystem. 

Garbage incinerators are sometimes called waste- 
to-energy plants, but instead they should be called 
"wasted energy plants." The amount of electricity 
they produce does not come close to equaling the 
amount of energy saved when materials are re- 
cycled or reused instead. 

Incinerators are not resource recovery facilities. 
They are resource destruction facilities. Recycling, 
reusing and composting are examples of resource 
Incinerators make landfills out of our lungs. 


ITif Mary Baldwin Magazine 9 

A New Way of Understanding and Appreciating 


Why is it that we say musicians and 
artists - even athletes - are "talented^^ and 
mathematicians and physicists are "intel 
ligent"? Or w/iy do we sometimes say 
people are "good with their hands, but not 
very smart^^? 

Using members of his own family as 
case studies, education professor Jim 
McCrory explores a fascinating theory at 
multiple types of intelligence, a theory thai 
expands the meaning of the word "smart." 


There I was trimming the grass one Saturday 
morning last spring when the weed wacker sud- 
denly stopped making its loud whirring noise. 
Only a dull hum remained. 

Well, dam. Was this thing broken, too? I was in 
the mood for getting the yard looking nice. After 
all, we had had plenty of rain so the grass was a 
deep green and was begging 
to be shown off. I grabbed 
Cliff, my three-year-old son, 
got in the car, and headed 
for Allen's Engine Shop with 
the busted weed wacker. 
Allen himself came to the counter with a 
styrofoam cup of black coffee in his greasy hands. 
He looked at the cutting end of my piece of yard 
machinery and raised his eyebrows in that know- 
ing way that only an expert can use. 

"This is simple, young man," said Allen. "Just 
twist here on the thermocouple, pull on the spitz 

70 November 1990 

downshaft, slip the spring out, and rewind the 
spoohng thread in a counter-clockwise direction." 
1 thanked him for showing me what needed cor- 
recting and asked how much that would be. Allen 
grinned a little patronizingly or so it seemed to me. 
"Not a cent young man," he said. 

Two hours later the weed wacker was still not 
working. What a frustrating struggle. Allen had 
said it was simple. 1 considered asking Cliff for 

My self esteem was taking a beating so I eased 
my pain by reminding myself that while I wasn't 
able to keep the weed wacker running, 1 had been 
capable of completing a graduate program at a 
good university and fit enough to run two miles 
earlier that morning. But, let's face it, I was realiz- 
ing that I am mechanically inept. 

I sat there in my driveway in the midday sun 
pondering "me." 1 freely admitted that I am not 
good at tasks requiring manual dexterity. And, as 
I'll explain later in more detail, I know that I don't 
have much of an ear for music. However, I am a 
decent basketball player and can engage in rea- 
sonable conversation with a variety of people. I 
decided that I am good at some things and not so 
good at others. 

This notion of "good at this but not good at that" 
may not seem so remarkable, but the prominent 
psychologist and educator Howard Gardner thinks 
it is extraordinary. He writes and speaks fre- 
quently about multiple intelligences and suggests 
that there are different ways of being "smart." 

"How is it possible," says Gardner, "that people 
have this stuff called intelligence and some have 
more of it than others? Isn't it more likely that each 
of us possesses a number of types of intelligences?" 
In other words, a person may be very competent 
mathematically or linguistically and yet seem to 
be deficient in interpersonal relationships or in 
physical activities requiring athletic coordination. 
On the other hand, according to Gardner's theory, 
the outstanding athlete or gifted musician who 
doesn't write well or perhaps has difficulty with 
mathematics is not necessarily a person of inferior 

Gardner suggests that we have "frames of mind" 
rather than one substance called intelligence. (The 
title of one of his books is, in fact, Fnvm':^ ofMiiui.) 
He acknowledges that an intelligence quotient, or 
IQ, can be reduced to a single number which might 
predict one's ability to handle school subjects, but 
he points out that this score on an intelligence test 
foretells little of success in later life. There is more 
to intelligence than short answers to short ques- 

tions on a test. 

1 might use Gardner's theory to explain that 
Allen possesses a large amount of a frame of mind, 
or intelligence, that enables him to do the kind of 
thinking necessary for mechanical reasoning. Allen 
can fix the weed wacker. He understands and 
knows how to do that. 1 don't. 

Gardner also suggests other "intelligences": 
musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily- 
kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal in- 
telligences. But let me explain by using members 
of my family as examples. 

My six-year-old seems to have an extra mea- 
sure of intrapersonal iiittiligence. Carter is "in tune" 
with himself physically and emotionally, and my 
wife and I pay attention to him when he says he 
feels bad. If Carter says he just can't go to school 
in the morning, a trip to thedoctor usually confirms 
our suspicions of an ear infection or some sort of 
virus. Carter will admit, too, when he feels mean 
and grumpy or just out-of-sorts. I wondered how 
he would take his grandfather's death last year 
because they were particularly 
close. Once again, he dem- 
onstrated intrapersonal intel- 
ligence beyond what would 
be expected of most five-year- 
olds. A few months after the 
funeral, while 1 was stacking 
wood outside, 1 warned him 
to not climb on the tall, wob- 
bly woodpile or he might meet 
his end. Hesaid that would be 
fine with him because he 
would then be with 
Grandaddy again (this time in 

My twelve-year-old 

daughter has great interper- 
sonal intelligence. Sarah is 
aware of other people's feel- 
ings and picks up subtle 
nonverbal cues. 1 remember 
that when she was three she 
cried after leaving the home of 
one set of grandparents to 
travel to the others' on Christ- 
mas Day. Sarah said she was 
sad to leave Grandma and 
Granddaddv alone on Christ- 
mas Dav with no little children to lo\'e. 1 knew 
then that Jean Piaget wasn't completely right. 
Piaget's theor\' on children's intellectual growth 
has been at the forefront of child psychology for 20 


The Mani Baldwin Magazine 1 1 

years. He believed that children could not take the 
perspective of another untU about age seven or 
eight. Well, here was my child at age three clearly 
taking the perspective of another. 

My eight-year-old daughter, Allison, has a spe- 
cial portion of bodily-kinesthetic inteUigence. (And, 
yes, just in case you're counting, my wife and 1 are 
the parents of four children.) AUison first sat up, 
crawled, and walked at an earlier age than our 
other children. We knew she was physically pre- 
cocious when she began climbing out of her crib at 
an age younger than we thought could be possible! 
Today she is good at gymnastics, plays softball in 
a summer league, and can run like the wind. 

1 suspect that my son Carter has a generous 
share of intelligence in the hnguistic realm. He 
loves to use words and combine them in unique 
ways. Just as some writers must write daily (even 
if not for others). Carter must talk frequently and 
long. Though he eventually gets the words cor- 
rect, he is not too con- 
cerned that they come 
out right at first and 
frequently invents 
words that are based 
on his own rules. My 
favorite of Carter's lin- 
guistic fabrications — 
this when he was 
three — is "amn't" 
"amment"), as in "I 
amn't going to take my 
bath." Of course he 
meant, "1 am not going 
to take my bath." He 
quickly dropped such 
usage from his vo- 
cabulary as he did with 
sentences like "Her 
broke it" or "I went to 
the beach yesterday" 
(yesterday meaning last 

I studied French for 
a total of five years in 
high school and college 
and with a struggle managed a grade of C. As a 
kindergartner. Carter receives instruction in the 
French language for "enrichment," and it's unmis- 
takable that with his instinctive disposition for 
language he is much better at learning French than 
I. He soaks it up without apparent effort. The 
truth is that it's clearly a joy for him to say some- 

thing differently. He plays with sounds, words, 
and the ways words are arranged syntactically, 
and the second language expands his opportuni- 
ties for this. 

My wife has keen spatial intelligence. Cindy is 
good at arranging furniture in oddly shaped rooms 
and can envision where to add plants outside for 
landscaping. I get lost in the car easily and some- 
times even confuse left from right, but Cindy can 
barely glance at a map and get us to our destina- 
tion in a strange city. 

My oldest daughter is musically inchned. That 
was apparent from an early age as we noticed her 
easy acquisition of musical tunes and melodies. 
Her grandfather, "Papa," said she had an "ear" for 
music. What a surprise and delight to encounter 
the wonder of natural talent combined with the 
flexibility of a child's mind. Now, being influ- 
enced by Mary Baldwin's concept of lifelong 
learning heralded in our Adult Degree Program, I 
decided to learn to play the piano at the same time 
Sarah began lessons. I wouldn't actually go to her 
lessons with her teacher, but would just do the 
exercises in the music workbooks. 

The first session was a cinch: I was actually 
helping Sarah place her fingers on the keys. With 
this simple process my plan was to learn to play 
the piano — in no time — just by spending a few 
moments with Sarah on the piano bench. Needless 
to say it did not work out that way. By the third 
lesson Sarah was showing me what to do, and I just 
could not keep up. 1 marvelled at the rate she 
progressed! I'm still an advocate for lifelong learn- 
ing but now know the value of perspective when 
comparing myself as a piano student to someone 
with musical intelligence and the quick, open grasp 
of a child's mind. 

As far as 1 can tell, all of my children are above 
average in mathematical reasoning. (Could 1 say 
anything less with this going into print for many to 
read?) Cliff, age three, can count to fourteen which 
is more of a reflection of his linguistic ability than 
logical-mathematical intelligence. When asked to 
perform an operation on numbers, he often is only 
guessing. If 1 give Carter a widely spaced pile of 
twenty M&M candies and Chff a densely packed 
pile of twenty M&M candies. Cliff thinks it unfair. 
It appears that Carter has more. 

I witness countless examples that these chil- 
dren can call upon numerical operations (adding, 
subtracting, multiplying, and dividing) in negoti- 
ating the tasks of daily life. The older ones are able 
to calculate money amounts when making pur- 
chases at the store or when trading with friends. 

12 November 1990 

Sarah can follow a cooking recipe better than 1 and 
always knows the score when playing games. 
Carter remembers his numerical score from a 
Nintendo game days later. 

Even with a particular proclivity toward one 
"intelligence" or another, the gift does not always 
bear up. 1 read recently that astronomers, blessed 
with unusual logical-mathematical reasoning, 
sometimes act and think in confusing ways when 
working in the oxygen poor atmosphere found on 
the high mountains where observatories are found, 
lust as I might open the refrigerator and immedi- 
ately forget what I wanted from the inside, the 
astronomer may forget which tool he walked into 
the room to find. Or even William Buckley, Jr., 
who is linguistically talented, may not be able to 
find the appropriate word from the tip of his 
tongue if he has had too much to drink or is 

Another way to think about this is to recognize 
that we each have strengths and weaknesses, but 
that the strengths are not always operating at their 
fullest. As a teacher or parent 1 would want to 
provide an environment conducive to enriched 
activity for the area of strength. For example, 1 
would provide musical instruments, instruction, 
and the appropriate time and place for learning 
and practice for a musically talented child. (Mu- 
sical talent, by the way, is one of the intelligences 
that appear early in life.) 

But what about the weaknesses? Are they to be 
ignored at the expense of serving the strengths and 
weaken even further? Of course not. A weakness 
can be addressed through a strength. Take the 
case of a learner with an intellectual profile show- 
ing a high point in visual-spatial intelligence and 
a low point in mathematical-logical intelligence. 
The visual strength could be tapped to help the 
math weakness. Abstract mathematical concepts 
might best be taught by being presented visually. 
I would need to do more than simply tell this 
learner that 5 X 3 = 15. 1 would place three 
"groups" of buttons on the table with a string 
encircling each group. Within each of the three 
circles would be five buttons. The learner would 
see three groups of five and see that five items three 
times add up to fifteen. 

Consider children prone to bodily-kinesthetic 
intelligence. They are probably more physically 
coordinated than others. The nerve synapses pass 
neurochemical messages efficiently from brain to 
extremities and back, making muscles, tendons, 
and joints respond more quickly and smoothly to 
the commands from their brains. Sensory expe- 

riences derived from their kinesthetic sense may 
be more meaningful and pleasing to these chil- 
dren, so in teaching them to read, I would take 
advantage of their natural "intelhgence" by using 
methods involving movement and touch. I might 
ask them to form letters in sand and trace indented 
letters with their fingers when first learning the 
alphabet. They would probably enjoy and learn 
by walking off the patterns of huge room-size 
letters. 1 could imagine that children blessed with 
bodily-kinesthetic intelligence would be able to 
learn musical chords by stepping on piano keys on 
a large, flat electronic "keyboard" device that is 
stretched out on the floor like in the Tom Hanks 
movie. Big. 

A learning environment designed to take ad- 
vantage of intelligence in the interpersonal realm 
would incorporate small group tasks. The learner 
might have difficulty learning the mathematical 
skill of long division through reading a book or 
hearing a teacher's explanation. Even the visual 
presentation of the chalkboard is not always an 
effective aid to learning. But put students with 
interpersonal intelligence in a small group and 
understanding blossoms. They learn from the 
group interaction bv asking questions, taking turns, 
helping each other, and finally comprehending 
previously confused concepts. 

The discovery that you or your child has a 
special talent or gift (or intelligence) is cause for 
gratitude and celebration. Determining the intel- 
lectual profile is even better. It can be disturbing to 
realize that vou are deficient in mathematical ap- 
titude, but marvelous to detect natural disposi- 
tions of abilitv in other areas. And how important 
it is to build on more than one intelligence! 

I concede mv lack of musical inclination; never- 

The Mary Baldivin Magazine 13 

Below is a graphic example of an 
individual's "profile of 
intelligences." Thisprticular 
individual is high in logical- 
mathematical intelligence and spatial 
intelligence, average in linguistic 
intelligence and musical intelligence, 
and law in bodily-kinesthic 

theless, I am somewhat able to recognize it in 
others. I appreciate the musical talent of my oldest 
daughter and, more significantly, notice her inter- 
personal intelligence. Relating to people could 
possibly be critical to a career in music. Similarly, 
a person with spatial intelhgence has advantages 
in pursuing an architectural career. Dealing with 
people effectively helps the young architect move 
from the design table to marketing and develop- 

As a teacher, I beheve it is imperative that I 
assess my students' intellectual profiles. For me 
this is mostly an informal process to settle in my 
own mind what the individual's profile is. I look 
for the positives and hope to provide encourage- 
ment through them, yet, I do not disregard the 
weaker areas. If, for example, a student preparing 
to be a classroom teacher is not blessed with strong 
interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence, I 
would help her become more competent and ef- 
fective in helping others to learn. 

Guidance in non- 
verbal communication 
often helps to 
strengthen interper- 
sonal sensitivity. I 
would encourage her 
to observe carefully 
the facial expressions, 
body postures, vocal 
intonations, and 
physical distancing of 
her students. And I 
would provide "feed- 
back" about her own 
vocal pitch and loud- 
ness, raised eyebrow, 
and physical proxim- 
ity to others. If she 
lacked intrapersonal 
intelligence, 1 would 
suggest more rigid 
routines for proper 
rest, exercise, and nu- 
trition since she might 
not be able to detect 
her inner warnings of 
too much or too little. Poor emotional sensitivity 
might be helped by visiting a counselor. 

Academic development in a liberal-arts setting 
can be enhanced by proper attention to a student's 
profile of intelligences. Mary Baldwin is at the 
forefront of such an effort with its Rosemarie Sena 
Center for Career & Life Planning. The MBC 

"It seems sensible to me that we each have 
a 'profile of intelligences.' An individual is 
smart in some areas and not so smart in 
other areas. A profile might show high 
points for musical ability and mathemati- 
cal ability but low points for verbal ability 
and athletic ability. Perhaps some areas 
such as relating to people and artistic 
talent are average. Similarly, a person 
may be keen at listening which allocs for 
better learning than the visual channel. 
Another way to put this is to say that we 
each have different learning 'styles.' " 

student has the opportunity to discover strengths 
and weaknesses and design her college curricu- 
lum accordingly with an advisor's assistance. Re- 
vealed areas of strength could provide informa- 
tion for helping in choosing a major. Weak areas 
could be strengthened by taking at least one course 
in the weak area rather than ignoring it altogether. 
(The "core curriculum" helps in this regard.) 

As I consider Gardner's theory, 1 have to admit 
that on occasion I have been judgmental of those 
whose intelligence profiles are not high in certain 
areas, particularly linguistic or logical-math- 
ematical reasoning abilities. 1 hope 1 now have a 
better grasp on the notion tha t we each have "strong 
points" that may not show up in the math and 
verbal scores comprising the college board scores. 
"Strong points" or "talents" other than math and 
verbal abilities are intelligence, too. 

Somehow I notice more "smart" people around 
than before.. 

]m McCrory, associate professor of education, came 
to Mary Baldwin in 1 985. He holds aB.A.,M.Ed., and 
Ed.D. from The University of Virginia. m 

14 November 1990 

Alumnae Association President 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 



Just Keeping In Touch 

Dear Alumnae, 

It is with great enthusiasm that I begin this two-year 
erm as president of our Alumnae Association. I have 
aeen told that enthusiasm is the product of three compo- 

Love is the first of these. My years at Mary Baldwin 
^ere mode up of happy, meaningful days. Like most 
college students, I grew into an independent adult during 
(hat formative time, and have deep feelings and fond 
memories for the way Mary Baldwin shaped my life. 

To generate enthusiasm a purpose is also needed. The 
work of the Board of Directors of our association reaches 
into admissions. Annual Fund and chapter involvement. 
We plan Homecoming activities which give our alumnae 
an opportunity to renew the love for the College and the 
friendships which were formed as students. 

Through the A^ory Baldwin Sampler sales our Asso- 
ciation is endowing a student scholarship. Another 
committee of the Board strives to recognize alumnae who 
have distinguished themselves in their communities, 
churches, careers, or service to the College, and thus 
serve as role models to our students and others. Continu- 
ally we seek to involve all former students of Mary 
Baldwin. To be successful in our programs and hove them 
grow, we must reach out to more end more of our 
10,000+ group. There are many ways each of us can 
serve the College which played such an important role in 
our lives. 

The third segment of enthusiasm is hope. I'm proud of 
the national attention Mary Baldwin has received as one 
of U. S. News & World Report's top ten liberal-arts 

colleges in the south. Our Adult Degree Program and 
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted are attracting stu- 
dents with special needs which Mary Baldwin can meet. 
The high retention rate suggests that our traditional 
students are pleased with the educational environment in 
which they are living and studying. It is my hope that our 
fine College will continue to be outstanding as we move 
toward the 1 50th anniversary of its founding. 

The $35 million Sesquicentennial Campaign is well 
under way, working to secure the financial future of MBC. 
I hope our alumnae and friends will support the College's 
monetary requests generously, will attend chapter goth- 
erings eagerly, and will encourage high school seniors to 
consider Mary Baldwin thoughtfully. 

Love of the College, belief in the value of its purpose 
and programs, and hope for the security and success of 
its future combine to give me the dedication and enthu- 
siasm with which I take office. I look forward to seeing 
many of you and count on your energy and encourage- 
ment to accomplish our goals. 


Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 
President, Alumnae Association 

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Ethel Smeak '59, recipient 
of Emily Wirsing Kelly 
Leadership Award 

Charles and Mickey Shuford accepted a Kelly Leadership 
Award on behalf of their daughter, Mary Shuford '83. 
Pictured with the Shufords is Jim Kelly, who presented the 
awards in memory of his wife, Emily Wirsing Kelly. 

Alumnae Awards 


During Homecoming and Commencement 1 990, eight 
women were honored for outstanding accomplishments 
and contributions to the College and to their home 

The Emily Smith Medallion, the Alumnae Association's 
most prestigious annual award, recognizes outstanding 
service to community, church, and Commonwealth, and 
was presented to Kate Scott Jacob '50 of Onancock, 
Virginia. Kate has served as an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church in Onancock, as a volunteer in many community 
organizations, including the hospital auxiliary and the 
public library, and has for many years supported Mary 
Baldwin through fund raising, hosting chapter activities, 
and as a member of the Alumnae Board. 

The Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award was pre- 
sented to two graduates. Ethel Smeak '53 was honored 
for her 40 remarkable years at Mary Baldwin during 
which she has distinguished herself first as a student, and 
then as a member of the faculty and as an ardent 
supporter of the College and the Alumnae Association. 
The award was also presented posthumously to Mary 
Shuford '83 and was received by her parents, Charles 
and Mickey Shuford of Hickory, North Carolina. Mary 
served Mary Baldwin in many 
ways, in particular as the chair 
of the Charlotte, North Caro- 
lina, chapter. 

The Career Achievement 
Award was presented to Sarah 
Winder Hargrove '68. Sarah, 
who lives in Philadelphia, is 
Secretary of Banking for the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylva- 
nio and the first woman to be 
named to that position since it 
was created in 1 891 . 

Receiving the Service to 
Community Award were 
Katherine Holt Dozier '40 of 
Staunton and Mercer Pendleton 
Watt '49 of Thomasville, 

Kitty Dozier was cited for 
her far-ranging support of her 
community, notably with the 
'Galley Mental Health Associa- 
tion, Trinity Episcopal Church, 
King's Daughters Hospital, and 
especially for her work on be- 
half of Mary Baldwin. 

Mercer Watt, c 
former member of th«' 
Alumnae Associatior 
Board of Directors 
earned the distinctior 
through her outstand 
ing success in fund 
raising for thel 
Thomasville Culture 
Center as chair of the 
annual antique shov 
and through her ser 
vice as a board mem 
ber of the Cultura 
Center, the Preserva 
tion Board, the Enter 
tainment Foundation 
The Mental Health As 
sociation, and Land 
marks. Named Thomasville Woman of the Year in 198f 
and outstanding volunteer for the Cultural Center, Merce 
served for five years as the advisory board chair of "Mair 

Katharine hlolt Dozier '40, 
recipient of the Service to 
Connmunity Award 

Sarah Penhallow '91, recipient of Emily Wirsing Kelly 
Scholarship, and Nancy C. Thackston '92, recipient of » 

Virginia L. Lester Scholarship. | 

Street, " a project of the National Trust for Historic Places. 
During Commencementceremonies, Ruth Peters Sproul 
'43 of Staunton and 
Saunders Porteous 
Vickery '90 of New 
Orleans received the 
Algernon Sydney 
Sullivan Award which 
has been provided by 
the New York South- 
ern Society since 

Sarah Winder Hargrove 
'68, recipient of the 
Career Achievement 

16 November 1990 

Nancy A. Poole 
[s New Director 
of the Annual Fund 

Nancy A. Poole joined Mary Baldwin's Institutional 
advancement staff in January as the Director of the 
Annual Fund. Nancy replaces Laura Catching Alexander 
71, who is now Director of Major Gifts. 

Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in political science 
rom Salem College and a master's in higher education 
administration from Vanderbilt University. She has gained 
/aluable professional experience through working as a 
sales assistant with Alex Brown and Sons, an investment 
sanking firm in Washington, DC, and as a corporate 
Doralegal with the firm of Petree Stockton and Robinson 
n Winston-Salem. 

A native of Lumberton, North Carolina, Nancy enjoys 
aerobics, biking, and running. She is also an avid history 
ouff with a particular interest in the Civil War era. 

Nancy's first goal was to develop o thorough under- 
standing of Mary Baldwin and the alumnae body. She 

has already traveled to such places as Columbia, South 
Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and New Orleans, Louisi- 
ana. She has been most impressed with the success and 
energy of Mary Baldwin alumnae in the professional 
world as well as in various volunteer activities. 

Elva Bell Archer 

Assistance Fund 

The Development Office has announced the establish- 
ment of the Elva Bell Archer Library Students' Assistance 
Fund. The fund, which will be used to provide financial 
aid support for students in good standing who are 
working in the College library, is made possible through 
the generosity of Mary Bell Archer Mapp '35. 

The Archer family, like most others during the Depression 
years, suffered serious financial setbacks, and Mary Bell, 
who was a student at Mary Baldwin, was faced with the 
possibility of having to drop out of school. Elva Bell 
Archer was determined, however, that her daughter's 
education would not be interrupted. So, in spite of her 
own serious health problems, she came to work at the 
College, serving from 1931-1933 as director of dormi- 

Mary Bell Archer did finish her education at Mary 
Baldwin in 1935, graduating first in her class with a 
degree in English, math, and French. She is now Mrs. 
John A. Mapp and lives in Richmond. 

Mrs. Mapp's gift to the College is given in memory of 
her mother, Elva Bell Archer and in recognition of the 
sacrifices Mrs. Archer mode for her daughter's education. 

Alumnae Join President Tyson for 

A group of thirty-three alumnae and friends took a two- 
week "Literary Pilgrimage to England" with Dr. Cynthia H. 
Tyson in June. The tour was organized by the Mary 
Baldwin Office of Continuing Education. Because of its 
overwhelming success, Mary 
Baldwin will offer another 
great tour of the gardens, 
cathedrals, and treasure 
houses of England. Inter- 
ested alumnae should contact 
Don Wells at 703/887- 
7031 for more information. 

Pictured here at Jane 
Austen's house at Chawton, 
near Winchester, are Diane 
Prettyman DeWall '51, Dr. 
Patricia Menk, Cricket Frey 
Morris '71, Catherine 
Boynton Beozley '74, Leslie 
Freeman '70, Margaret Bar- 
rier '70, Margaret Hawkins 

Oostermon '70, Jane Duke '82, Linda Hearne Daniel '60, 
Barbara Craft Hemphill '68, Gale Palmer Penn '63, Dr. 
Tyson, Jane McHaney Southern '57, Ruth See '3 1 , and 
Virginia Hesdorffer McDonnell '63. Kotharine See '27 is 
hidden behind Dr. Tyson. 






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Nine Named to 


Board of Directors 





Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 

Vice President 
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Chair, Admissions 
Marie Westbrook Bream '82 

Chair, Annual Giving 
Susan Johnson High '62 

Chair, Chapter Development 
Valerie Lund Mitchell '74 

Chair, Continuing Education 
Martha McMullan Aasen '51 

Chair, Finance 
Linda Martin Graybill '83 

Chair, Homecoming 
Kate Gladden Schultz '71 

Chair, Nominating 
Sally Armstrong Bingiey '60 

Chair, Student Relations 
Jennifer Webb '91 

Recording Secretary 
Sally Dorsey Danner '64 

Executive Director 

Alumnae Activities 

Crista R. Cabe (ex officio) 

the Board 
B.A, in 

During the Alumnae As- 
sociation'scnnual meeting, nine 
former students were named to 
the Association's Board of Di- 
rectors. Beginning three-year 
terms ore Linda Hinrichs 
Christovich '77 of New Orleans, 
Susan Wcrfield Copies '60 of 
Wilton, Connecticut; Lynn 
McWhorter Speno '74 of Co- 
conut Grove, Florida; Karen 
Appleby Baughon '64ofLuray, 
Virginia; Agnes Cooper '71 of 
Dallas; Anne Lewis Vaughn '69 
of Mt. Airy, North Carolina; 
Susan Massie Johnson '67 of 
Edinburg, Virginia; Sally Simons 
'80 of Dallas; and Shannon 
Greene Mitchell '57 of 
Sebastopol, California. 

Linda Hinrichs Christovich 
has long been active in Mary 
Baldwin's Alumnae Association. 
Her community activities include 
the NewOrleansJunior League, 
the New Orleans Museum of 
Art, Friends of Audubon Zoo 
and City Park, the Preservation 
Resource Center, Historic New 
Orleans Collection, and Friends 
ofCobildo. She is a member of 
both theMembership Board and 
Nursery Board atthe St. Charles 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, 
where she also teaches Sunday 
school and Bible school. She 
and her husband, Michael M. 
Christovich, have a son and a 
daughter. Linda also attended 
Newcomb College and later 
graduated from Tulane Univer- 
sity earning her master's de- 
gree in education. 
Warfield Copies is actively involved in the 
Sesquicentennial Campaign and also serves on 
of Directors of the United Way. After receiving 
psychology in 1960, she earned a master's 

degree in social work from Fordham University. She hosi 
been a member of the National Association of Social' 
Workers since 1986. She and her husband, Robin' 
Copies, have three sons: R. Scott, Tim Ridgely and Jeffrey 

Lynn McWhorter Speno's community activities have 
included the Plymouth Club of Coral Gables Women's 
Board, Vizcoya Museum Docent, the Cages Bend Swim 
and Tennis Club Board, and the Junior League of Miami, 
Inc. She graduated from the University of South Carolina 
and earned her B.A. in art history. She and her husband, 
David P. Speno, have one son, John . They recently moved 
to Atlanta, Georgia. 

Karen Appleby Baughon, who received a B.A. in 
English, has also completed course work at Lord Fairfax 
Community College and Virginia Theological Seminary. 
Her community activities include the Luray Garden Club, 
the Mullett Area Preservation Society, the Luray PTA, Cub 
Scouts, the American Heart Association, and the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society. She has served as executive secre- 
tory for the Luray Chamber of Commerce, and vestry 
member, lay euchoristic minister and lay reader for the 
Christ Episcopal Church. She and her fiusband, Lowell 
Bradley Baughon, hove two sons: Stuart Bradley and 
Benjamin Lowell. 

Agnes Cooper, who has been active in the Dallas 
Alumnae Chapter and in admissions is a public relations 
and fund raising consultant. In Dallas she has been active 
with Treescape Dallas, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra 
League, Stage I Theatre, and the Citizens Advisory 
Committee for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She recently 
returned to Dallas from Washington, D.C., where she 
worked for Lloyd Bentson's advance team and later was 
director of special projects for Americans for Generational 
Equity. She graduated from Southern Methodist Univer- 
sity and earned the Master of Arts degree from the 
University of Alabama. 

In addition to her involvement with the Alumnae 
Association, Shannon Mitchell has also served as a 
member ofthe Parents' Council. Her community activities 
include the Junior League of San Francisco of which she 
is a sustaining member, Bouverie Audubon Preserve, the 
West Sonoma County Historical Society, and the Santa 
Rosa Symphony League. She and her husband, Dennis 
R. Mitchell, have four children: Anne Paige, Christopher ' 
O'Sheo, Patrick Collins, and Lindsay Maguire, who is a 
graduate of Mary Baldwin. Shannon graduated from the 

18 November 1990 

University of Texas at Dallas, where she also earned a 
master's degree. 

Sally Simons has served for the past two years as chair of 
the Dallas Chapter of the MBC Alumnae Association, and has 
been active in the Dallas Chapter for six years. In addition, she 
has been an active member of the Dallas Junior League; 500, 
Inc., a group that promotes the arts in Dallas; and the Dallas 
Theater Center Backstagers. She is an employee of Kyocera 
America, Inc., a microelectronics firm. 

Susan Massie Johnson is a homemaker, rental man- 
ager for 250 acres of farmland in Shenandoah County, 
Virginia, a free lance drama specialist, and the Children's 
Storyhour Director at her local library. She has served as 
the vice regent of DAR and as the workshop director for 
the gifted and talented program in the Shenandoah 
County schools. An educator by profession and avoca- 
tion, she teaches her three daughters at home. She 
received an artist-in-education grant from the Virginia Arts 
Commission and has been recognized formally as an 
outstanding secondary educator. Susan holds a B.A. in 
drama and biology from Mary Baldwin and a master's in 
librarianship from Emory University. 

Anne Lewis Vaughn has been instrumental in planning 
alumnae activities in theBurlington/Greensboro/Winston- 
Salem area of North Carolina and is actively involved in the 
College's Sesquicentenniol Campaign. A part-time instruc- 
tor at Surry Community College in Dobson, North Carolina, 
Anne is a former PTA president, districtcub scoutchair, and 
has been active in church, community, and school organi- 
zations. Anne holds master's and doctoral degrees in 
education from The University of Virginia. 

New members of Ihe 
Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors: 
Sue Warfield Copies 
'60, Karen Appleby 
Baughan '64, Susan 
Massie Johnson '67, 
Solly Simons '80, 
Linda Hinricf)S 
Christovicf} '77, Ann 
Lewis Vaughn '69, 
Shannon Greene 
Mitchell '57, Agnes 
Cooper '71, Lynn 
McWhorler Speno 

The Alumnae 
Association Board of 
Directors lakes a 
break during the Fall 
Conference held on 
the MBC Campus 
October 4-7 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 79 


& 148th 


Hundreds of alumnae, 
parents, and friends of the 
College were in Staunton and 
all over campus during a rainy 
Memorial Day weekend for 
Mary Baldwin's 148th Com- 
mencement and Homecom- 
ing. Three days of 
celebrations and ceremonies 
marked this year's gala 
weekend honoring members 
of the Class of 1990, their 
families and friends, and 
alumnae, including those who 
attended special reunions for the classes of 1 940, 1 944- 
46, 1949-51, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1988, 
and for "The Fifty-Plus Club," whose members come from 
classes who graduated 50 or more years ago. 

The weekend began officially on Friday, May 25, with 
a luncheon for alumnae. That evening, a reception hosted 
by the Alumnae Association honored retiring faculty and 
staff who included Associate Professors of Physical Edu- 
cation Gwendolyn Walsh, director ofthe dance program, 
and Lois Blackburn Bryan, former tennis coach; Cassie 
Roberson, director of Audiovisual Services; and Ray 
Morris of College Security. Later in the evening, the Class 
of 1 990 and their guests assembled for their class dinner 
and recognition night, and alumnae gathered at local 
restaurants, inns and private homes for reunion dinners. 
Saturday began with the Eighth Annual Baldwin Fun 
Run and Walk. Throughout the day, alumnae and friends 
of the College participated in a birdwatching trip and a 
seminar on the jazz trumpet. Ann Harden Pierce '70, an 
expert on primate research, enthralled an audience that 
filled Francis Auditorium, and the seminar given by 
Martha McMullan Aasen, based on her experience in 
Namibia as a member of the U.N. election-monitoring 
force, was equally well received. 

Other events included the traditional Parade of Classes, 
which was just as much fun as ever, even though the wet 
weather prompted parade organizers to move the marchers 
inside to Francis Auditorium. The Alumnae Association's 

Alumnae Board 
Homecoming Committee 
members Kalhy Myers 
Faust '67, Suzanne 
Maxson-Mallz '75, Kate 
Gladden Schultz '71, Anne 
Sims Smith '45, and chair 
Martha McMullan Aasen 

annual meeting and awards ceremony, an all-alumnae 
candlelight dinner with a performance by the alumnae 
choir, and Sunday's alumnae chapel services were also 

A total of 328 alumnae, 77 guests and spouses, 12 
children, 35 members of the faculty, and 26 MBC staff 
members participated during the weekend —which adds 
up to 478 registrants. 

The class of 1940, celebrating their 50th reunion, 
enjoyed a whopping 31 percent attendance, with the 
10th reunion class of 1980 not far behind with 28 

Sunday's highlight was, of course, the Commence- 
ment ceremony itself. Again, rain forced the crowd of 
graduates, faculty, and families inside, this time to the 
auditorium of Robert E. Lee High School. There, to a 
crowd that went far beyond "standing room only," 
Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell of Falls Church delivered the 
Commencement address. Mrs. Campbell, who served as 
Dean of the College from 1929-1936, is founder and 
former chief executive officer of WETA-TV, Washington, 
D.C.'s public television station. 

In addition to the bachelor of arts degrees conferred 
on 220 traditional, PEG, and ADP students by President 
Cynthia H. Tyson, honorary doctorate degrees were 
presented to three distinguished individuals. The Doctor 
of Humane Letters was awarded to Mrs. Campbell, to 
alumna Margaret C. McNeese '67, a pediatrician who 
is associate dean for student affairs at The University of 
Texas Medical School at Houston, and to Richmond 
attorney Andrew J. Brent, former member and chairman 
of the College's Board of Trustees. After the ceremony, 
the College nosted its traditional Commencement recep- 
tion honoring the new graduates and those receiving 
honorary degrees. 

20 November 1990 

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Top row (L to Rj: 
Richard and Mary 
"Molly" Griffith 
Williams '45 al the 
reunion party al the 
home at Anne Simms 
Smith; Middle: 
the Alumnae Choir, 
directed by Professor 
Emeritus Cordon Page; 
Caroline Fleetwood '20 
and Betty Parker Wall 

Far left: Sarah Cabell 
Pavey '45 and George 
Pavey, Jr ; Middle: 
members of the class of 
'49 - Margaret 
Newman Avent, 
Margaret l-looks Wilson, Mercer 
Pendleton Watt, and Elizabeth "Betsy" 
Blankford Thomas; Left: Nancy 
Benson, Maud Davis, Kelley Connor - 
class of 1990 

Far Left: President Cynthia H. Tyson 
and Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell, former 
Dean of the College, celebrate with 
Mrs. Campbell's family. 
Left: Mixon Darracott, a Staunton 
physician, leads the Parade of Classes. 

Bottom far left: members of the class 
of 1 985 ~ Susan Anderson Benes, 
Audi Bondurant Barlow, and Ansley 
Sage Gift 

Bottom left: 1 990 Homecoming 
Queen Lynn Tuggle Gilliland 'SO 

A Big 

Celebration In 
Spite of Rain! 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 21 

Alumnae Host-A-Candidate 
Program Launched 

For three years, Mary Baldwin has invited alumnae 
and their referral candidates to a special day on campus 
through the Provide-A-Ride program. Because the Provide- 
A-Ride program has been so well received by all who 
have attended, this year we are expanding the opportu- 
nities and making this program more convenient for you. 
We've also given it a new name, to reflect the change in 
format: the Alumnae Host-A-Candidate Program. 

Alumnae now have the opportunity to host a prospective 
student and schedule a campus visit throughout the year. 
Previously, the program was scheduled on a Saturday in 
mid-September. The option to participate at any time 
provides greater flexibility for you and the candidate. 

The schedule of events includes: appointments with 
members of the academic community, an admissions 
interview, campus tour, and lunch in Hunt Hall. In the past, 
visitors have met with President Tyson, Dean Lett, and Dr. 
Ethel Smeak, just to name a few. 

Each visit request will be coordinated by Katherine 
Lichtenberg, Director of Admissions Volunteers. To 
schedule your visit, please complete the form below and 
mail to the Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin 
College, Staunton, VA 24401 . For further information, 
please call the Office of Alumnae Activities at (703) 887- 

22 November 1990 



Share tlie spirit ofMBC with a prospective student! 


Overnight programs offer a prospective student tfie 
opportunity to experience student life at Mary Boldwin. 
Prospective students are hosted by current students and 
participate in a variety of scheduled activities. Activities 
include an ice cream social, a campus tour, a class visit, 
dining with students and faculty, and an admissions 
interview For further information, call the Office 
of Admissions at 1 -800-826-0 1 54 or in Virginia 
at 1 -800-468-2262. 

Mary Baldwin College 
1990-91 Overnight Schedule 

Fall Overnight 
Fall Overnight 
Bailey Overnight 
Applicants Overnight 
Junior Overnight 

September 23 and 24 
October 28 and 29 
February 24 and 25 
April 7 and 8 
April 28 and 29 

We invite you to visit us at any time during the year and to bring a prospective student 
with you. Just give us two weeks' notice, and we will make sure that you and the student 
get an in-depth look at the opportunities offered by a Mary Baldwin education in the 1 990s. 
We'll even tailor your visit to the interests of the student you bring to campus. 


Registration - Administration Building 

Appointments with Members of the Academic Community 

Admissions Interview 

Campus Tour 

Lunch, Hunt Hall 

Appointments available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on 
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1 2:00 noon. 

Two weeks notice required. Date and time of visit v/\\\ be confirmed by 
a telephone call from the Office of Alumnae Activities. 

Please Detacli and Mail 


Alumna Name 

Class Yeor. 

Alumna Address 

Street or P.O. Box 


Zip Code . 

Day Telephone 

Evening Telephone 

I will be bringing the following students on 
Student Name 

Date Time 
Year in High School or College 

Special Interests of Student 
Student Name 

Year in High School or College . 

Special Interests of Student . 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 23 


The proceeds from this project of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Associa- 
tion will benefit the Virginia L. Lester Scholarship Fund, which each year 
provides $2,500 towards the tuition of an alumna legacy, a student who is the 
relative of an alumna or alumnus. In addition, each year we strive to increase 
the endowment of this scholarship by $6,000, so that eventually the scholar- 
ship will be self-perpetuating. 

Since many of the items we offer are perishable, the Alumnae Associa- 
tion does not maintain a stock of most items. The items you order are shipped 
directly to you from the manufacturer. If you order more than one item, you 
will not receive your entire order at one time. Please allow 2-3 weeks for 
processing your order (6-8 weeks for chairs). 

Satisfaction guaranteed: All products featured in our catalog were 
tested and selected personally by members of the MBC Alumnae Associa- 
tion Finance Committee. If your order does not arrive in good condition, the 
Mary Baldwin Alunmae Association wdll expedite a prompt replacement of 
the item. And if you are not satisfied with your order for any reason, we will 
gladly issue a fuU refund. 

Linda Martin Graybill '83 
MBC Alumnae Association 
Chair, Finance 

The MBC Sampler is actively soliciting products made by our alumnae; Please 
contact the Alumnae Office at 703/887-7007 for information. 

Back by Popular Demand ! 

Handmade Cheeses from the Mozzarella Companyl* 

Owned and Operated by Paula Stephens Lambert '65 


A semi-soft, cow's milk cheese aged to 
develop a full flavor. Excellent plain or 
. delicately seasoned with herbs or chiles. 
A magnificent blend of cheese 
made in the Italian tradition and the 
flavor of the American southwest. 
Siynilar in texture to Monterey Jack. 
Waxed tvheels 1 1/2 lbs each: 
Plain Order # D-1 

Texas Basil Order # D-2 

Mild Chile Order # D-3 

Hot Chile Order # D-4 


From the Virginia Diner 
Nothing tastes quite like top-grade, jumbo peanuts cooked in the Virginia 
tradition. These blanched peanuts come in a vacuum-sealed can that ensures 
fresh, crunchy peanuts with up to a year's shelf-life. 

1 1/2 lb. salted Order #E-1 $10.00 

1 1/2 lb. unsalted Order #E-2 $10.00 

2 1/2 lb. salted Order #E-3 $15.00 

2 1/2 lb. unsalted Order #E-4 $15.00 

From the Herb Patch, Ltd. 
Owned and Operated by Diane Hillyer Copley 


All the makings for a perfect salad packed 
in a wooden crate. Salad Herbs with 
Shallots, to use with oil and vinegar for a 
tangy dressing; Salad Crunch, a delectable 
medley of spices blended with sesame seeds, 
chives; and Garlic Parsley Vinegar. 

Order #A-2; $22.00 


The absolutely best dip mix you 'II ever find. One jar each of Lemon-Dill, Creamy 
Horseradish, and Mexican Ole. You'll want to use them in your cooking all the 
time, not just at party time. 

Order »A-3; $15.00 


From S. Wallace Edwards & Sons - Virginia 's finest . 

These mouth-zvatering 
hams are smoked and 
sugar-cured in the old 
Virginia tradition. 
Edwards selects only the 
finest hams, and each is 
hand processed and 
allowed to age to 
perfection. Each includes 
full instructions for 

Order # B-1 $59.00 

Order # B-2 $75.00 

Order # B-3 $35.00 

Order # B-4 $19.00 

Uncooked Ham, 11-13 Ib.s 
Cooked Bone-In Ham, 9-11 lbs. 
Cooked Boneless Petite Ham, 2-3 lbs. 
Cooked Ham Slices, lib. in fancy gift box 


Each includes full skeins of DMC floss, materials, graph, and instructions. 
Makes anS" x 10" picture. 

MBC Seal Order tt X-4 $16.00 

Administration Building Order (» X-5 $16.00 

Grafton Library Order » X-6 $16.00 


MBC sail marked in color on 15" x 15 " canvas. Persian yarn is 
provided for ivorking the design. Background yarn is not included. 
Order # X-3; $40.00 

24 November J 990 




Black lacquer finish 
and hand-painted ^old 
trim combine with time- 
less design for a truly elegant chair 
The College seal is featured in gold on the hack 

Boston rocker, cherry arms 

Order # J-1 


Boston rocker, black arms 

Order # J -2 


Captain's chair, cherry arms 

Order # J-3 


Captain's chair, black arms 

Order # J-4 


Side chair 

Order # J-5 


Child's rocker 

Order # J-6 


Freight charge per chair 

$35.00 (E. of Miss.) $45.00 (W. of Miss.) 

Please allow 8 weeks for delivery. 


From Tom Byrd 

Some of us think that the apples grown in western 
Virginia are the best in the world -<risp, juicy, and 
flavorful. Choose sweet Red or Golden Delicious or tart 
Staymans. Only the finest giant apples are packed 
carefully for shipping. 

Royal Red Delicious 1 /4 bushel Order #H-1 $25.00 

Royal Red Delicious 1 /2 bushel Order #H-2 $38.00 

Golden Delicious 1 /4 bushel Order #H-3 $25.00 

Golden Delicious I, '2 bushel Order #H-4 $38 00 

Stayman 1/4/ bushel Order #H-5 $25.00 

Stayman 1 /2 bushel Order #H-6 $38.00 


A beaiitifid brand-new design — of the Administration 
Building — IS hand-painted on each piece. The mirror 
and picture are framed in ivood and leafed in silver tones. 
The desk box is walnut with brass fittings. 

Framed painting (10" 
Desk box (12" X 7" X 2 

Order # 1-1 
Order # 1-2 
Order # 1-3 



Item total East of Mississippi West of l^ississippi 

$1-19 $4.00 

$20 ■ 34 $ 5.00 

$ 6.50 

$ 8.50 


$ 4,00 


$ 5.50 
$ 7.50 
$ 9.50 

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery (8 weeks for chairs) 

' tirders of 25 or more of one item m,iy be purchased 

,it a discount. Please contact the Alumnae Office at 

703/887-7007 for a wholesale price list. 

$35 - 49 

$50 ■ 74 

$75 ■ 99 

Each additional $25 

Freigfit charge/chair 


Mail to: 

Mary Baldwin Sampler 
Office of Alumnae Activities 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 



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State Zip . 


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TV Mary Baldwin Mtgaiim 25 

Chapters in 



The newly-formed Tampa Chapter's first official event, 
in May, was a "Bring Your Favorite Dessert" party at the 
Beach Park Women's Club. Crista Cobe visited from 
Mary Baldwin, Liz Anderson '86, Francis Carleton 
Compton '23, Jan Haddrell Connors '65, and Angela 
Favata '89were instrumental in successfully launching the 
new chapter. 



Kelley Rexrode '79 presented incoming freshman. 
Holly Tatum '94, with a Bailey Scholarship certificate at 
the Centennial High School awards day convocation. 


Triad: Burlington/High Point/ 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 honored incoming fresh- 
man Jenny Klopman with a Leadership Scholarship 
certificate at the Walter M. Williams High School awards 
day convocation. 



Jerry Hill Goodpasture '74 presented Lori Broglio '94 
with a Bailey Scholarship certificate at the Tennessee 
High School awards day convocation. 



The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter held its annual 
family picnic at the home of Mary Hotchkiss Leavell '73. 
Approximately 20 alumnae attended this event. Staff 
members in attendance included Nancy Parsons '81, 
Laura Alexander '71, and John Rice who was accompa- 
nied by his wife, Grace. 

Metro D.C. 

Jeannette L. Norfleet '68 presented Jenny Stearns '94 
with a Leadership Scholarship certificate at the Potomac 
Senior High School awards day convocation. 


The Richmond Chapter did an exceptional job in 
hosting the 1990 Mary Baldwin Celebration for the 
Sesquicentennial Campaign. Events included a black tie 
dinner at the Commonwealth Club, "Tulips and Juleps" at 
the Science Museum and a luncheon at the Country Club 
of Virginia. 

New officers for the Richmond Chapter are Joelle 
Austin Keith '88, president; R.J. Landin-Loderick '86, past 
president; Lina Woodard '80, treasurer; Karen Burton 
Johnson '73, connector; Elizabeth Anne Rawls '87, 
Finance Committee chair; Mary Mason Pollard Wood 
'85, admissions chair; Cathy Ferris '78 and Margaret 
Stephenson Simpson '87, ccxhairs of Care Package 
Committee; and Faith Stuart McArdle '86 and Susan 
Seymour Chester '87, co-secretaries. 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 hosted a box supper 
for ten students and one guidance counselor from St. 
Margaret's School. Leigh Yates Farmer '74 coordinated 
this event. Jane Kornegay '83 and Elizabeth Rawls '87 
also attended. 

Rockingham County 

Dr. Patricia H. Menk, historicn-in-residence and pro- 
fessor emerita of history, entertained alumnae witn a 
fascinating slide show and presentation on the history of 
Mary Baldwin. Thereception was held at the Sunnyside 
Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Nancy 
Parsons '81, director of chapter development and Nancy 
Poole, director of the Annual Fund assisted with the event. 

Augusta: Staunton, Waynesboro, and 
Augusta County 

At a joint meeting in June, the officers of the Staunton 
and Waynesboro chapters voted to merge and to call the ' 
chapter the Augusta Chapter of the Mary Baldwin Alum- 
nae Association. 

The officers of the Augusta Chapter are: Joan Larrick 
Rule '51, chair; Nancy Kunkle Carey '51, past chair; 
Mary Albergotti Homer '81, ccxhair; Dana Flanders 
McPherson '82, treasurer/ connector; Valerie Sutton 
Payne '76, newsletter chair; Eleanor Jamison Supple '42, 
admissions chair; Nancy Payne Dahl '56, day student 
chair; Lisa Smith Kirtz '78, social chair; and Sarah 
Maupin Jones '39, special projects chair. 

The Staunton Alumnae Chapter's Annual Ham to Jam 
Luncheon was held in March. Over 60 alumnae attended 
the event. Mary Baldwin staff in attendance were: Laura 
Alexander '71, Anne Holland '88, Crista Cabe, Kather- 
ine Lichtenberg and LaRoine Raymond. 

Clair Carter Bell '76 honored Bailey Scholar Lisa 
Doering '94 and Staunton-Augusta County Scholars Tanya 
Moore '94 and Lori Wilt '94 at the Robert E. Lee High 
School awards day convocation. 

26 November 1990 



Merwin of Durham, NC, 
was 1 00 years old on Febru- 
ary 12, 1990. Her poetry 
has been collected in a book- 
let titled Along the Way. 


Stokley's husband, James, 
died on December 29, 1989. 
He was a professor of jour- 
nalism and astronomy, and 
the author of seven books 
translated into eight lan- 
guages. Catherine lives in 
LaJolla, CA. 



hosting Japanese students 
from the English Longuage 
Institute of the University of 
Delaware. Agnes has three 
grandsons and a cat. Gin- 
ger. She is a member of the 
Newark, DE, Senior Center 
and has been a DAR mem- 
ber for over 60 years. 


Rozelle is still studying 
Spanish and visiting in the 
Pahokee, PL, nursing home' 
as part of a project of the 
Federated Women's Club. 
Her son, James, is stationed 
near Cape Kennedy work- 
ing en a space project for 



Falls Church, VA, had major 
surgery in December and 

spent Christmas '89 in the 
hospital and three weeks in a 
nursing home. Mary was 
able to attend Homecoming 

is now legally blind, but still 
busy with her church, the 
DAR, and the American Le- 
gion Auxiliary in Mount Dora, 

has a greot-grondson and is 
enjoying life in Raleigh, NC, 
with a body that still works, 
although she says she is 
"lame in leg and brain." 


Engle is busy working in 
church and community orga- 
nizations in Winchester, VA. 



Alberts of Hollywood, FL, is 
"trying to pick up the pieces" 
after the death of her hus- 
band, Raymond, in October, 



Painter ofCharleston,WV, 
would like to have news of 
her classmates. 


Cushmon's son Franklin 
received his doctorate in 
government from the Univer- 
sity of Virginia. Sibelle lives 
in Miami, FL. 



of Belle Haven, VA, published 
her second book, A 
Shoreman'sTravel Tales. The 
book includes accounts of 
seven trips to nineteen coun- 
tries; two of the trips, one to 
Russia and one to the Orient, 
were sponsored by Mary 
Baldwin College. Amine 
combines her observations 
of the customs, religions, 
education, art, work habits 
and life styles of a variety of 
people with their ancient his- 
tory, customs, cultures, and 
traditions presented in a 
twentieth century context. 
four sons and one daughter 
ore healthy and active. 
LoRue, who lives in Waco, 
TX, has eight grondsons and 
two granddaughters. 
NagelofPensacolo, FL, and 
her granddaughter traveled 
in France in 1988. Louise 
has eight grandchildren and 
four great grandchildren. 


WHITMORE Ricks and her 

husband, George, live in 
Baton Rouge, LA Their 
daughter, NORWOOD 
Strasburg '75, will be a 
director or youth work in 
Montreot for three months, 
and Sarah and George will 
babysit their grondson and 
feed Norwood's husband on 
the weekends. 


Bro^n of Lexington, KY, 
has retired and enjoys travel- 
ing. Her daughter is work- 
ing on doctorote in psycho- 

lives in North Falmouth, MA, 
and had a happy rendez- 
vous in Florida with her sister 
Welch '39 and classmates 

Moseley is busy with vari- 
ous worthwhile and interest- 
ing endeavors in Blacksburg, 

VA. Edythe also enjoys lots 
of traveling. 


Ayres does volunteer hospi- 
tol ond community work in 
Sturgis, Ml. Her daughter, 
Betsy, lives in Idaho and her 
son in Grand Rapids, Ml. 
Cover of Hilton Head, SC, 
soys they are still receiving 
financial support from hurri- 
cane damages. Her daughter, 
MARY COVER Georges, 
was 1990 graduate of 
Mary Baldwin. 
Dickerson is o resident of a 
Long Island, NY, nursing 
home and is visited regularly 
by her son, his wife, and two 
wonderful grandchildren. 
MAY MCCALL enjoys a va- 
riety of volunteer and church 
work in Savannah, GA, and 
traveling in the United States 
and Europe. 

Sisson works as a family 
theropist in Wrightsville 
Beach, NC. 

has retired and does volun- 
teer work two days a week 
for her church in Houston, 
TX, Jane has served os the 
doss agent for the lost two 

RUTH GALEY Welliver 
and her husband, Warren, 
spent the Christmas holidays 
in their condo in Jupiter, FL, 
and March in Arizona and 
California. Ruth is o member 
of the Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors. Her 
doughter, Christy, has o 
positive attitude about her 

Perry, NY, spent 1 2 days in 
France in April. 


Caskey still lives in Hono- 
lulu, HI She will travel with 
o group of Navy women 
veterons to England, Wales 
and Ireland in August and 
September They will help 
celebrole the 50th anniver- 
sory of the British WRNS 
Elizabeth is on the Board of 
Directors of the Armed Ser- 
vices YMCA and the Episco- 

TTif Mary Baldwin Magazine 27 

pal Camp, editor of the Epis- 
copal Women of Hawaii's 
newsletter, lay reader at St. 
Clement's Episcopal Church, 
and treasurer of the Women 
of St. Clement's. 
Gibbs and her husband, 
James, live in St. Albans, 
WV, and celebrated their 
50th wedding anniversary 
on June 1, 1990. 
is still working at the Church 
of the Beatitudes in Phoenix, 
AZ. Frances and her hus- 
band, Frederick, enjoy their 
three grandchildren and 

from teaching in 1976, but 
continues to substitute in 
French, Spanish, and Italian 
in Oradell, NJ. Anita writes 
that substituting "not only 
keeps my finger in the pud- 
ding — but being with youth 
keeps you young." 
Robb had a great time at 
her 50th reunion in May, 

1 989, and hopes to see more 
class members at their 55th 

Shick and Melvin live in 
Grottoes, VA, and were de- 
lighted at the birth of their 
first grandchild on April 1 0, 

1990, in Riga, Ml. 
Walker lives in Columbia, 
SC. Her daughter, ELIZA- 
has a son, J. Walker, who is 
junior atClemson. Annie's 
daughter, ANNE WALKER 
Milliken '69, has a son who 
is a freshman at the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina. 



FHzhoghond her husband live 
in Newport News, VA. They 
enjoy their children and 
grandchildren, and travel. 
Emma feels this is a glorious 
time of lifeond feels vibrantly 

unteers in three different pub- 
lic elementary schools in Tuc- 
son, AZ. Betty also leaches 
computers at home and this 
last semester helped two Chi- 
nese students from Taiwan, 
who were working on their 
master's degrees at the Uni- 
versity of Arizona. 

AUCE JONES Tliompson 

lives otWestminslerCanterbury 
Retirement Home in Virginia 
Beach, VA. Her son has 
three children and lives in 
Charlottesville, VA, and her 
daughter has three children 
and lives in Suffolk, VA, 
SAliY CHENEYWalkerof 
San Antonio, TX, is involved 
with her children and five 
grandchildren, the San An- 
tonio Botanical Center, and 
the Sunshine Cottage School 
for Deaf Children. Sally is 
also a horticulture judge for 
the Garden Club of America. 



Denisond her husband, who 
is French, spend time be- 
tween Fort VVayne, IN, and 
France. Their oldest daugh- 
ter, Liza, has three children 
and teaches in FL; their son, 
after several years in the 
business world, is now 
graduating from medical 
school; their middle daugh- 
ter lives in Anchorage, AK; 
a personnel manager. 
lives in Churchville, VA, and 
is proud of her new grand- 
daughterbornJuly31, 1989. 
Smith lives in Houston, TX, one 
half of each month and in 
Roswell, MM, the other half. 
Nodine's daughter teaches 
at Barot College in Lake 
Forest, IL, and has a daugh- 
ter at Foxcroft School and a 
son who is a sophomore at 
the University of Chicago. 
Nodine's second daughter 
lives in Roswell, MM, and 
her son will attend New 
Mexico Military Institute next 


Anthony and her husband 
spend the winter at Wild 
Dunes, Isleof Palms, SC, and 
the summer in Orleans, MA. 
Elizabeth and Elizabeth 
White Willard, who lives in 
Wilmington, NC, hove vis- 
ited several times. 
ANN ATWELL lives in San 
Antonio, TX, and plans to 
retire in October, 1990, to 
have more time for volunteer 
activities, Elderhostels, and 

relaxation. Ann returned to 
Paraguay for a short visit 
with old friends and to see 
the many changes and im- 
provements in the last twenty 

DUCKWORTH lives in Co^ 
lumbus, OH. Her son, Chris, 
is editor of Timeline, a 
magazine similar to The 
Smithsonian which is pub- 
lished by the Ohio Historical 

livesin Fredericksburg, TX, but 
frequently travels to France 
to use her MBC French as 
taught by Dr. Karl Shedd. 
White and her husband, 
B.W., ore busy with two fu- 
neral homes, monument 
soles, and used car soles in 
King William, VA. They hove 
three grandchildren: Francie 
and Chris Jackson, and Ben- 
jamin White. 


Coleman's husband, Jim, 
died two years ago. 
Maydwelle stays busy with 
the Episcopal church in Ra- 
leigh, NC. She has six 
inLaGrangePark,IL, and spent 
a week with Irma Salinas 
Rocha in Monterrey, Mexico. 



and her husband. Bill, spend the 
winter in Florida, travel, and 
play golf since his retirement. 
Anne is a hospital volunteer 
in Lima, OH, and loves to 
babysit her grandchildren 
when she is with them. 
Moseley owns and operates 
Ruston Travel Service in 
Ruslon, LA. She has taken 
groups to Scandinavia, Rus- 
sia, the Mediterranean, and 
the Black Sea. 


at Structure House, a private 
institution in Chapel Hill, NC, 
for people with diet disor- 
ders. Ann's husband. Bill, is 
working on his master's de- 
gree in social work at the 
University of North Carolina. 
Maude's son. Walker, was 
married in July to Ellen Clarke 
fromColloo, VA. Ellen works 
for the Annearundel County 
Trial Lawyers Association and 
Walker works for Capitol 
Mortgage Association. 
HAZH. HARRIS Hun^ihrey 
and her husband, Jerrold, live 
in Baltimore, MD, and are 
excited about their first 
grandchild, born at the end 
of May. 

Poindexter has retired as 
a nursing instructor in Win- 
ston-Salem, NC. She has 
been to Jamaica on medical 
missions three times in the 
last two years. Gladys has 
two grandchildren. 


Anderson and her husband, 
Johnny, live in Travelers Rest, 
SC. They have been unable 
to travel in their motor home 
due to the illness and death 
in April, 1989, of Mary Ann's 
mother, the illness of her fa- 
ther, and Johnny's major sur- 
gery. Their five children are 
fine; and they have thirteen 
Helmen still plays the piano 
and gives programs in on 
early music trio composed of 
piano, recorder, and violin 
in Aurora, IL. Miriam has six 
grandchildren: five boys, in- 
cluding a set of twins, and 
one granddaughter. 



lives in Midlothian, VA. Her 
daughter, Ann, completed 
her doctorate in psychology 
and is working as o therapist 

Leach celebrated her i 
mother's 100th birthday in ' 
December, 1989, despite the (' 
big snow in Leesburg, VA. 
Morianna and her husband, ( 
Hunter, enjoyed seeing their 
daughter, MARY HUNTER ( 
LEACH 77, perform with 
Londes and Co. Magic The- , 
ater and the Notional Sym- 
phony at the Kennedy Cen- 

Wilmington, DE, had visits with 

28 November 7990 

\nne Early Pettus, Marion 
>eitz Plitt, Lynne McNew 
>mart, and Horriette Clarke 
'horpe. Her daughter, 
1978 graduate of Mary 
Joldwin, and her son, Troy 
/ance, also lives in 
//ilmington, DE, 
ives in Morganton, NC, and 
las three children and five 
hfiSJ DEVORE McMeraon 
raveled from her home in St. 
ouis, MO, to visit with 
Prewitt '48 in Midv/ay, KY, 
:ind with HELEN 
ATKENSON Phillips in 
/i/illiamsburg, VA. 



of Richmond, VA sent in some 
\ABC trivia. "Did you know 
that at least five alumnae 
provide support to the Vir- 
ginia General Assembly; 
MARY SUE Fowlkes '50, 
Davis 87, BETTY 
THOMAS Jacobsen 49, 
GETTY Wilson 48 


Barnes of Arlington, VA, 
writes that all is well with her 
family, and that they are ex- 
pecting their third grandchild 
in June. She and her hus- 
band, Jim, enjoy their vaca- 
tion home at Gloucester 
Point, VA, on the York River. 
Norfolk, VA, retired on July 
I, 1989, from the Norfolk 
Public School System after 
40 years: 20 years as a 
classroom teacher and 20 
years as a principal. She 
loves being retired! 
JANE SEBREli Leochman 
of Washington, DC, has been 
busy traveling and is expect- 
ing her eighth grandchild in 
the fall. She is planning to 
travel to Chile to attend the 
wedding of her cousin to a 
former Miss Universe. 
Ttiollbery of Lake Wales, FL, is 
celebrating the birth of her 
fourth grandchild. Her 
daughter, the Rev. Marion 

Thullbery, has established a 
mission, Hope Episcopal 
Church, in Melbourne, FL. 
GWD4 AUSnN Brammer 
and her husband, Harold, live 
in Highlands, NC, where she 
is busy with church and com- 
munity affairs. Their daugh- 
ter, Leah Long, her husband, 
and two children live in At- 
lanta, GA; their son, Austin, 
and his wife live in Largo, FL; 
and their daughter. KAREN 
BRAMMBl Auslii Robnson 
'72, husband, and daughter, 
Olivia, live in Los Angeles. 
Gwen and Harold travel sev- 
eral months a year in their 
motor home and see their 
children often. 



Anderson of Jacksonville, FL, 
lost her husband on June 27, 
1 989. She moved to Jack- 
sonville from Houston, and is 
now living with her father. 
She would love to hear from 
any alumnae friends in the 

of Bridgeton, NJ, is enjoying 
her retirement from teaching 
since June 1990. 
of Minneopolis, MN, has been 
traveling a great deal. Her 
husband is retired and both 
of them are active in commu- 
nity and senior activities. 
They moved to Hilton Head 
Island, SC, in August, 1990. 
They hove four grandchil- 

Charleston, SC, survived 
Hurricane Hugo. Her home 
was badly damaged, so she 
has been staying with her 
children since the storm. 
Louise planned to be back 
home by Easter. 



of Staunton, VA, was the chair 
of the Augusta Alumnae 
chapter of Mary Baldwin 
College for 1989-90 


Burr of Fori Worth, TX, is 
keeping busy with her own 
business and traveling in 
New Zealand and Australia. 
She owns her own wedding 

consulting business and does 
a lot of calligraphy. She has 
three grown children and six 
Dallas, TX, is still with the 
Student Health Center at SMU 
and hopes to be there until 
retirement. Her daughter, 
Patricio, is general manager 
with America MultiCinema. 
Her other daughter, Char- 
lotte, is the Dallas represen- 
tative for Rhinehart-Berney, 
a public relations firm. 
Harris of Raleigh, NC, has 
granddaughter and two 


HUDSON Costa of 

Charleston, SC, has three 
children. Her two sons ore 
medical doctors and her 
daughter is a teacher. Each 
one is happily married and 
each has three children. Her 
children live nearby and they 
love it! 

Rhymes of Eufoula, AL, had 
an exciting evening with 
JANE TODD Hurton 53 
on Lake Martin, Alexander 
City, AL. Jane has four 


ANN SHAW Miller of Ra 

leigh, NC, writes that she 
loved her reunion at MBC, 
and that Mary Baldwin staff 
did a wonderful job in plan- 
ning all the activities. She 
traveled to Florida in March 
and with her mother to En- 
gland in the spring. 
LEE PIERCE Mosso of 
Stamford, CT, is on the Board 
of Trustees and choir director 
of the Unitarian Universalist 
Society in Honford CT, and 
is active in other volunteer 
activities. Her husband. 
Dove, is on the Financial 
Accounting Standards 
Board. They have three 
grandchildren living in Texas, 
where their son-in-law is sta- 
tioned at Randolph Field. 
Their oldest daughter, Jan, is 
a teacher of emotionally 
disturbed adolescents in o 
private school in Maryland. 
Their son, Andy, is in plon- 
ning and development for 
the Hospital Corporation of 

New York City. 
BOGGS Myridc's daugh- 
ter, Martha, was married on 
June 2. Martha and her 
husband work at the South 
Carolina State Museum while 
she finishes graduate school. 
Wini hopes to leave Atlanta 
and travel and enjoy her 

been accepted into the ordi- 
nation process of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of 
Massacheusetts and will 
complete her master of di- 
vinity degree at Episcopal 
Divinity School. Jane lives in 
Hinghom, MA. 


Noltinghom of Richmond, 
VA, is looking forward to 
working on the Sesquicen- 
tenniol Campaign with LEIGH 
YATES Farmer '74. Ann's 
oldest son, Jim, is beginning 
his fourth year of general 
surgery residency in Colum- 
bia, SC. Her younger son, 
Robert, is a stock broker with 
Wheat First Securities in Vir- 
ginia Beach, VA. Reid is 
hoping that her grand- 
daughter, Ann Reid, will have 
interest in Mary Baldwin in 


FRAN WILLS Delcher of 

Baltimore, MD, manages o 
real estate office in Ellicott 
City, MD. Her husband, Leo, 
is retired from the Baltimore 
Gas and Electric Company 
Their daughter, Carol, 
graduoted from Roanoke 
College and lives in Solem, 



of Staunton, VA, is on associ- 
ate real estate broker at Pres- 
tige Properties of Virginia, 
Inc., in Staunton. Her 
daughter, Debbie, is a first- 
year low student at Washing- 
Ion & Lee. Judith went to 
Hilton Head last yeor end 
plans a Bermudo trip this yeor- 
Doth real estate trips. She 
encourages her fellow olum- 
nae to visit when they ore in 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 29 


husband has retired from 
teaching in Seoul, Korea and 
isatCornell University where 
he is the vice chancellor of 
research at the Industrial In- 
stitute of Technology. They 
reside in Ithaca, NY. 
ILA DANIEL Tice of Dalton, 
GA, is on the board of the 
American Cancer Society, is 
hospital volunteer, and has 
started debutante club. Her 
daughter, Melissa, is living 
in Dallas, TX, and her son, 
David, has started his own 

is still living in Athens, GA, and 
has been divorced for four 
years. She is working in a 
law firm for on attorney who 
handles criminal coses. She 
soys that is has been interest- 
ing being in the working 
world again, but a little scary 
OS she reaches those "later 
years." Both of her sons 
nave graduated from college, 
one in landscape architec- 
ture at the University of 
Georgia, and one from the 
Music Business School at the 
Art Institute of Atlanta. Both 
are married. Her daughter, 
Rebecca, is starting at 
Radford University in the foil 
of 1990. 

hasmovedtoSilverCreek, CO, 
and her youngest son has 
graduated from high school. 



of Memphis, TN, received her 
master's degree in social 
work from the University of 

of Harrisonburg, VA, is still 
teaching fourth grade at the 
Hunter McGuire School in 
Verona, VA. Her 
husband, Bill, is 
associate executive of 
Presbytery Education for 
Shenandoah Presbytery. 
Their daughter, Beth, gradu- 
ated from Grinnell, and their 
son. Will, is o history and 
Russian major at Trinity Uni- 
versity in San Antonio. 
of Pittsburgh, PA is thrilled 
about the birth of her first 

Snyder of Dallas, TX, is 
serving on the Highland Park 

Independent School District 
Board of Trustees. She is in 
her first three-year term and 
says that she finds it to be 
fun, frustrating, and, most of 
all, fulfilling. Her husband. 
Bill, continues as professor 
of surgery at the University of 
Texas Southwestern Medical 
School. Their older son has 
returned to Woke Forest 
University to complete his 
college education after two 
bouts with a molignanttumor. 
Their younger son has com- 
pleted a year of working for 
a low firm in Washington, 
D.C., and has begun low 
school at the University of 
Texas in Austin, TX. 



son has graduated from UNC- 
Chapel Hill, and her daugh- 
ter will be a freshman at 
Randolph-Macon Woman's 
College. Susan lives in 
Wilmington, NC. 
of Dallas, TX, is a managing 
partner at Ponder Ranch; 
President of the Women's 
Foundation of Texas; the 
founder of Border Banking 
Project, which offers classes 
for amnesty women on eco- 
nomic literacy through the 
INS amnesty program in 
Texas. She also serves on 
the State Board of Architec- 
ture Examiners. Her daugh- 
ter, Stephanie, is o 1987 
graduate of Duke with a BA 
in physics and a BS in elec- 
tricalengineering. Sheworks 
in Washington, D.C. for 
Contel. Anne's son, Robbie, 
is a junior at Brown Univer- 
sity and is studying architec- 

MAY WELLS Jones of New 
Orleans, LA, is still teaching 
at the University of New Or- 
leans, and her students are 
doing "call-in" radio pro- 
gram on a commercial sta- 

SUSAN ELY Ryan of Al 
buquerque, NM, has retired 
from teaching high school 
language arts after 25 years 
and has started a wholesale 
jewelry business. Her hus- 
band, Charlie, has also re- 
tired from his job of teaching 
elementary school and is now 
selling real estate. 
Guggenheim of Little Rock, 

AR, is the state coordinator 
for Peace Links, an organiza- 
tion for resolving conflicts in 
a peaceful way. Olivia does 
volunteer work at the Uni- 
versity of Arkansas Medical 
Center and the Arkansas Arts 
Center. She is a member of 
the auxiliary of the University 
Hospital and is a member of 
the Faculty Club. Her hus- 
band, Fred, is chairman of 
the psychiatry department at 
the University of Arkansas 
for Medical Sciences Col- 
lege of Medicine. They hove 
four children. 

Charlottesville, VA, has token 
up tennis and walks a mile 
and half every morning 
with her springer spaniel, 



of Binghamton, NY, writes 
that her daughter, Jennifer, 
is student at SUNY- 
Binghomton. Jennifer has 
worked in the Mary Baldwin 
SAKAE program for the past 
two summers. 

EMILY mOXELL Pepper of 
Newport News, VA, lost her 
husband on March 6, 1989. 
moved to Richmond, VA, 
from Cleveland, OH, in Sep- 
tember of 1988. Her 
daughter, Mary, is teaching 
in North Carolina, and her 
other daughter, Julie, is o 
dance major at Ohio Univer- 

JO WHIHLE Thornton's 
daughter received her master's 
degree in business adminis- 
tration, and her son received 
his bachelor of civil engi- 
neering in 1989, Her 
younger son graduated from 
highschoolinMay 1990. Jo 
lives in Charlton Heights, 

of Dallas, TX, is selling resi- 
dential real estate, and her 
husband. Rick, owns several 
small manufacturing compa- 
nies with his two partners. 
Carolyn and Rick like to ski, 
bicycle, travel, and play golf. 
Their son. Rush, grociuated 
from Duke University; their 
son. Clay, is a freshman at 
the University of Texas in 
Austin; and their youngest 
son. Carter, is in the third 
grade at Greenhill School. 


is employed by the Bedford 
Public Library in Bedford, VA. 
Her daughter, ANN 
WILTON Green 88, 

ceived her master's degree 
in special education from the 
1989, and has been travel- 



of Son Antonio, TX, has two 
sons in college. One is at- 
tending Dennison College, 
and the other is attending, 
Otis Parsons College. 
SHARON FOYE Hewletoli 
Redlonds, CA, hod a nice visit 
with Rita Cooper Russ in Bos-s 
ton. Sharon's son, David, is 
a freshman at the University 
of California, Los Angeles. 
ANNE J. King of Arlingi 
ton, VA, is on attorney in gasi 
and oil litigation and is ac- 
tive in the Northern Virginia/ 
Metro DC, alumnae chapter. 
Scottsdale, AZ, is teaching 
drug prevention in schools, ^ 
She serves on the PTA board i 
and the Junior League. She ' 
has two daughters in com- i 
munity college. 
K94A ROADMAN ^kl1h's 
daughter. Missy, is in London 
at the London School of Eco- 
nomics where she has begun 
work toward her Ph.D. Her 
son. Trey, is a pre-med stu- 
dent at Trinity University in 
Son Antonio, TX. Keene lives 
in San Antonio, TX. 
McConnellofFortAnn,NY, 1 
has a new book titled Turn 
and Live: A Lenten Compan 
ion, illustrated by Marche 
Avery. It was published in 
September by Morehouse 
Publishing. It is both a daily 
devotional and a book con- 
taining factual information 
about Lent and recipes for 
seasonal foods. 
of Columbia, SC, is now an 
associate professor in the 
College of Criminal Justice 
at the University of South 
Carolina. Herson, Turner, is 
working in Nashville, TN, 
where his wife, Mary, is 
working on a Ph.D. at 
Vonderbilt. . 

MARY SMITH Perry of ] 
Hampton, VA, has anew job ,' 
with Child Protective Ser- ' 

30 November 1990 

/ices. Her husband is direc- 

or of the Hampton Public 



fenbrook and her husband 
]re involved in prison minis- 
ry, and live in Wilbrahom, 
sAA. Their daughter, Anne, 
s married and is living with 
ler husband in Boston while 
.vorking on her master's de- 
gree in voice at the New 
England Conservatory. Their 
ion, John, is a sophomore at 
Dartmouth, and their other 
>on is in the eighth grade. 
EMILY T. Tyler of Browns 
Summit, NC, is o health edu- 
;ation consultant for the De- 
sartment of Environment, 
Health, and Natural Re- 
sources. She received the 
Eunice N. Tyler Practice 
Award for excellence in 
oublic health education 
oractice during the School of 
Public Health's Awards Cer- 
emony at the University of 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 


VICKIE REID Argabright 

hadagreatvisitwith Glenn Ellen 
Downie i n New York C ity, where 
Vickie's daughter, Holly, is 
also working. Herson,Reid, 
is a sophomore at Virginia 
Tech. Vickie resides in 
Richmond, VA. 


loved the '89 Reunion and en- 
joys the compony of Linda Leeds 
Scott, who recently moved to 
San Jose, CA 

Poulo is involved in Bible 
study and substitute teach- 
ing , Her two sons attend San 
Jose State College. 
daughter, Rebecca, isottending 
the University of North Caro- 
lina. Aliceand her daughter, 
Courtney, a high school jun- 
ior, visited Mary Baldwin in 
April. Alice lives in Ports- 
mouth, VA. 

MARY KERR Denny spent 
a glorious week in Acapuico 
in February, Her oldest 
daughter is in college in 
California; her second 
daughter will be entering 
college in the fall of 1 990; 
and her son will attend high 
school in San Antonio, TX, in 
September. Mary lives in 
Son Antonio, TX. 
Dillard lives in Denver, CO. 

Her youngest son was re- 
cently married. 
HElfN DOWNIE Harrison 

has an eighteen-year-old 
daughter. Her husband, 
Frederick, is an attorney in 
Little Rock, AR. 
has a son at the University of 
California at Riverside; her 
daughter, a sophomore, is 
spending the summer as an 
American Foreign Exchange 
student in Norway. Jane and 
her husband, Philip, who 
works for Xerox, live in 
Rancho Palo Verdes, CA. 
member of MBC's Alumnae 
Board, was choir of Atlanta's 
"Carnival 1990." 


lives in Weaverville, NC, has 
moved from teaching fourth 
grade to second grade and 
loves it. Diane has four sons 
ranging from a third-grader 
to a sophomore in college . 
Upper Montclair, NJ, hod a 
wonderful time at her 25th 
reunion. Judith is enjoying 
her three-year-old son, John, 
who keeps her up on the 
latest in Ninja Turtles. 
runs the Costume Shop of the 
Junior League in Summit, NJ. 
Her daughter Kim is a sopho- 
more at Kenyon College; 
daughter Elizabeth will be a 
freshman at Kenyon College; 
and daughter Catherine is in 
the seventh grade. 
and her husband, Gerald, 
spent the fall semester on 
leave in Cambridge, En- 
gland. They saw lots of ploys 
in London, attended the Fes- 
tival of Lessons and Carols at 
King's College on Christmas 
Eve and bicycled all over. 
Marion works at Post Horn 
Press, Inc in Atlanta, GA. 
GUNTER Riddle and her 
husband, Joe, ore retiring 
from the government and 
moving to Asheville, NC. 
Their daughters, Laura and 
Kathleen, oreottending Mo ry 
Washington College and 
their son, Andy, is in high 



Burns lives in 

Shephordstown, VW. Her 
son, David, graduated from 
Washington & Lee in 1989 
and her daughter, Sascho, is 
o freshmon at Washington & 

Durham lives in Dallas, TX 
Her daughter. Heather 
Durham '88, is living, work- 
ing, and studying in Madrid, 
Spain and her son, Colin, 
graduated from Hompden- 
Sydney in May, 1990. 
JUDIE MOORE Fisher is 
involved with the develop- 
ment of a statement of the 
mission and values of a 
middle school in 

Mechonicsville, VA. Her 
oldest son, Richard, will be a 
sophomore at The University 
of Virginia, and her young- 
est son, Christopher, is a sixth 
grader. Judie's husband, 
J.D., is o notional product 
director with the Reynolds' 
Metals Company 
is o research librarian and 
lives in Fly Greek, NY. 
oldest daughter is a fresh- 
man at William & Mary. 
Lotone is on elementary 
school librarian and lives in 
Waynesboro, VA. 
Longuillo of Annondale, 
VA, has received a second 
degree in accounting, 
Virginia's children attend 
Virginia Tech and George 

McCarfy is teaching ninth 
grade English in Tupelo, MS. 
Her oldest son, Pearce, is o 
sophomore at Brown 

Schuessler lives in 
Wiesbaden, Germany, and 
welcomes any students or 
alumnae traveling in Ger- 

has been working on a novel, 
gives poetry readings and 
paints. Her husband, Peter 
Frisbie, took o leave of ab- 
sence last year to write on 
illustrated book which he is 
trying to get published. They 
live in Woshington, CT, but 
have bought a form. Amaz- 
ing Grace, one mile from the 
coost of ME. Davyne and 
Peter hove three children: 
Dven, who is interested in 
poetry, drama and politics; 
Deva, interested in piano; 

and Emerson, interested in 


JAN BAILEY Wofford is 

teoching creotive writing ot 
the Greenville, SC, Fine Arts 
Center, and writing and 
publishing poetry. 



DINWIDDIE Andre s a 

medio specialist otthemiddle 
school in Greenwich, CT, that 
she attended years ago. 
Diane traveled to Brazil in 
February ond Scandinavia 
in the summer, the first sum- 
mer in years she has not 
attended groduote school. 
completed her master's de- 
gree in education in August, 
1989, and has moved to 
Baton Rouge, LA, with her 
husband, Michael, and 
daughter, Patricio. Their son, 
Michael, attends the Univer- 
sity of Georgio 
Crosson is the Director of 
Volunteers ond Patient Ser- 
vices at Roanoke Memoriol 
Hospital Roanoke, VA. Mar- 
garet completed her master's 
degree in August and her 
article on volunteer manage- 
ment was just published by 
the Quarterly of Volurtleer 
Administration. In her spare 
time, Margaret tries to keep 
up with a very active hus- 
band and two children, 17 
and 15 

Grizzard lives m Roonoke 
Rapids, NC. One daughter 
is a freshman ol Meredith 
and o second daughter is in 
junior high, 

Haverkampf s husband, 
John, accepted a job with 
Wheat First Securities, and 
they have moved to Rich- 
mond, VA, 

LYN LETSON Hodnelt of 
Ashland, VA, enjoys substi- 
tute teoching in the Hanover 
County, VA, schools. Lyn 
soys this provides a bolonce 
with her children's activities 
ond her volunteer duties 
Jaycocks of Mount Pleos- 
ont, SC, soys the disruption 
of Hugo seems to be behind 
them and most of the debris 
is finally gone, olthough she 
still has friends without 
homes. Lucia and her family 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 31 

lost their weekend house at 
McClellanville. Lucia enjoys 
returning to horseback riding 
with her daughters, 10 and 
13, and husband, Ned. 
received o grant from the Vir- 
ginia Commission for the Arts 
to be on artist-in-educafion. 
Susan teaches drama at the 
Ashby-Lee Elementary School 
in Mt. Jackson, VA, and was 
elected last May to the 
Alumnae Association Board 
of Directors. 

Lamb's daughter, Whitney 
Elizabeth, will be a sopho- 
more at Mary Baldwin. 
Nancy says there are still 
some familiar faces at MBC. 
Nancy lives in Petersburg, 

Rapkin has three children; 
Katharine, Mary and Paul. 
Katharine works for the Lin- 
coln/Lancaster County, NE, 
Health Department in health 
education. The family en- 
joyed a trip to Japan last 

lives in Portsmouth, OH. She 
is pleosed that her oldest 
son, Toby, received early 
admission to Miami Univer- 
sity in Oxford, OH. 
works with Christian Educa- 
tion at the Highland Presby- 
terian Church in Gainesville, 

Sheehan has a son at 
American University; a 
daughter who is spending 
her junior year at University 
College in London, EnglancI; 
and a son in the first grade in 
Louisville, KY. 

employed by the State of 
Connecticut, Department of 
Social Securities. Judith is 
active in church work and 
has designed gardens for 
friends and neighbors in 
Guilford, CT. She also pur- 
sues hobbies of gardening 
and cooking. 



lives in Oakland, CA, says 
life on a fault line is never 
dull. They survived the Son 
Francisco earthquake with 
comporalively few problems, 
although her husband's of- 
fices were badly damaged. 


has lived in Richmond, VA, for 
a year and a half. Her hus- 
band, Charlie, is the director 
of the Virginia Historical So- 
ciety. Carolyn enjoys seeing 
MBC classmates and her 
volunteer work with the 
Westminster Canterbury 
Guild and the museum de- 
partment at the Virginia His- 
torical Society. Their daugh- 
ter, Altheo, a junior at 
Godwin High School, is in- 
terested in the Air Force 
Academy; and their son, 
Charles, is in the sixth grade 
and interested in scouting 
and learning to ploy the up- 
right boss. 

lives in Mt. Kisco, NY, and 
works with CitiBank, com- 
bining consumer banking 
and investment advice. 
LYNN BOYD Hewitt has 
moved to Roundup, MT, and 
is active in carriage driving 
and raising Morgan horses. 
son lives in Brentwood, TN. 
Her daughter attends Emory 
University in Atlanta, GA. 
Kintz is working on her 
master's degree in fiction at 
Georgia State University. 
Two of her short stories hove 
been published. Madeleine 
lives in Atlanta, GA. 
has been selected for mem- 
bership to Pi Delta Phi, the 
French Honor Society at 
Georgia Southern College 
in Statesboro,GA, and will 
be teaching Spanish at 
Frederico Academy. Her 
daughter. Heather, will be a 
freshman at Sweetbriar in 
September and Meredith will 
be in the ninth grade. Cecelia 
lives in St. Simons Island, 

Wainscott is executive vice 
president of the Halsey 
Group, Inc. She lives in New 
York, winters in Palm Beach, 
FL, and travels regularly to 
France, England, and the Far 

teaches first grade Sunday 
School and serves on the 
church library committee at 
Grosse Pointe Memorial 
Church in Grosse Point, Ml. 
Her husband, George, serves 
on the Parish Life Council. 
Their sons, Greg and David, 
ore active in swimming. 

soccer, little league, ice skat- 
ing and cub scouts. 

Waltherof Portsmouth, NH, 
is a bachelor of fine arts 
student at the University of 
New Hampshire. Her 
daughter. Heather, is also a 
student at the University of 
New Hampshire. Helen also 
hasason, 14,andayounger 
daughter, 9. 



Beckwith loves working as 
executive director of the 
Foundation for Historic Christ 
Church in lrvington,VA. Her 
husband, Rex, is the presi- 
dent and CEO of 
Rappahannock Westminster- 
Canterbury, a long-term care 
facility in Irvington. Their 
daughter, Emily, is in the ninth 
grade and enjoys 
cheerleading, soccer, and 

has been appointed district 
court judge in Glen Burnie, 
MD. Martha is the second 
woman to be appointed a 
judge in the county and was 
selected from seventeen area 


time mom to Paul and a cer- 
tified active parenting leader. 
Her husband. Bill, is director 
of Adult Education at First 
Presbyterian Church in 
Nashville, TN. 
GAL R06MSON Coppock 
has moved to Mansfield, OH, 
where her husband, Dave, 
runs Ohio Steel Tube. Gail is 
busy OS homemaker, volun- 
teer at her sons' school, doing 
free-lance calligraphy, and 
beginning watercolor paint- 
ing which she loves. Austin, 
1 1 , and Stephen, 8, are busy 
with cub scouts, judo, and 

gomery lives in Santa Rosa, 
CA, and is working on her 
master's in psychiatric social 
work at Sacramento State 

Solberg has been named 
director of personnel man- 
agement for the USDA Forest 
Service's four-state northern 
region in Missoula, MT. 
Katherine's husband, Terry, 
who was supervisor of the 

Ochoco National Forest, will 
be manager of the Missoula 
Technology Development 

daughter, SARAH STUART 
'89, was married on Decem- 
ber 16, 1989. Rose's other 
daughter, Lollie, is a senior 
at Drelew High School, Co- 
lumbia, SC. 

Totaro has started her own 
marketing consulting firm in 
New York, NY. Her clients 
include the Elizabeth Arden 
Cosmetics Co. and Waverly 
Fabrics, Inc. 

Shelbyville, TN, was inducted 
into Rotorv International with 
the first local membership 
class that included women, 
Lawrence and her hus- 
band. Bill, and two sons, 
Andy and Peter, spent 
Thanksgiving 1989 with PEG 
'91 and her family in Knox- 
ville, TN. Jane serves on 
Mary Baldwin's Advisory 
Board of Visitors and as an 
admissions volunteer. 
GORY Wilson is a real 
estate agent with The Pru- 
dential Piedmont Triad Prop- 
erties in Winston-Salem, NC. 
Her husband, Peter, is work- 
ing on a master's degree in 
businessadministrationinfhe ' 
Wake Forest executive pro- 
gram; their son, Greg, is a ' 
junior at University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill; an- 
other son, Fletcher, is o I 
sophomore at The University ' 
of Virginia. 


sonville, FL, and her former 
college roommate, MARG- 
Oosterman, and her fam- 
ily, went on the Mary Bald- 
win College Literary trip to 
England in June. 
lives in Severno Park, MD. 
Her eldest daughter, 
Whitney, is a sophomore at 
Washington and Lee. 
JANE IRZYK Mize and 
her family will be moving 
from Camp Pendleton, CA, 
to Falls Church, Virginia 
where her husband, Dave, 
will attend o top-level school 

32 November 1990 

ond they will purchase a 
home. Jane says their sons, 
Slocey and Jerf, are doing 
well and continue to stay 



San Antonio, TX, has retired 
from retailing ond is ottend- 
ing nursing school for a 
bachelor of science degree 
Ferrell, who lives in Rich- 
mond, VA, began graduate 
studies in social work at Vir- 
ginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity in the fall of 1989, 
This, plus becoming a single 
parent of daughters Lacy and 
Loura is "o new route," 
moved to Santa Monica, CA, 
SUSAN PRICE Garth, her 
husband, Thomas, and their 
three daughters and their son 
live in Mobile, AL, Susan 
spends her time between her 
children and tennis. 
ANN HARDIE is in a Prot 
estont Sisterhood in 
Asuncion, Paraguay. 
Lebowitz lives in Dallas, 
TX. Her daughter, Tandy, is 
a freshman at the University 
of Texas and her daughter 
Jennifer is starting to think 
about college and is inter- 
ested in Mary Baldwin. 
Lincoln was the first or- 
dained woman to be elected 
president of the Virginia 
Council of Churches. Her 
husband, Don, continues to 
chair the General Assembly 
Church Vocation Unit of the 
P.C.U.S.A. They hove a 
doughter, Sarah Hope, and 
a son, Andrew Nancy lives 
in Roanoke, VA, 
Massey is head of Longley's 
Research and Programs Man- 
agement Branch, responsible 
for centralized program analy- 
ses and resources utilization 
control services for Center man- 
agement Norfolk, VA, and 
development and integration 
ofthe institutional budget. She 
specializes in budget plonn ing 
and preparation, 
MARY PARDUE has moved 
to Burlington, NC, 

RODRIGUEZ-Barbera s 
a Spanish teacher at Albritton 
Junior High School in 

Fayetleville, NC. Her hus- 
band is a college professor 
atCampbell University. They 
hove three children: Carolyn, 
1 1 ; Maria, 4;andJoseph, 2. 
is a claims attorney and re- 
sides in Ookton, VA. 


Anderson and her hus- 
band, David, enjoy living, 
working, and playing in the 
V\/ashinglon, DC, area. 
BIskey, her husband, Alan, 
and their four children have 
returned from a four-year 
NATO assignment in Oslo, 
Norway. Alan works at the 
Pentagon and Penny teaches 
piano in Springfield, VA. 
husband, and two children 
live in Oxford, England. He 
is studying for a doctorate in 
modern history. Jeanne 
writes articles on environ- 
mental issues in Englond and 
is learning about English ar- 
chitecture and gardens. 
lives in Virginia Beach, VA, 
and is attending graduate 
school and studying English 
OS second language K-6. 
a librarian at Brookstone 
School in Columbus, GA. 
Her husband, Dick, is a fam- 
ily practice physician and 
their daughter, Anne, is five. 


Doherty is putting her ca- 
reer on nold while her hus- 
band, Jay, is on assignment 
in London for six months. 
Kennedy is gearing up for 
her re-election as a probote 
judge in November. Her 
husband, Rick, has one more 
yeorofmedicalschool. They 
live in Columbia, SC, with 
their sons; Clayton, who fin- 
ished fourth grade with all 
A's; Fleming, who is in the 
first grade; and Drew, who is 
in kindergarten two days o 

gomery is in her first year 
of nursing school in Lynn 
Haven, PL. 

Sebrell's husband, John, 
was transferred to the Sovran 
Bank in Roanoke, VA. 
Moore is on officer with 
CitiBonk in New York, NY, 
and is active with the Junior 

Timmerman continues to 
teach second grade at the 
Myrtle Beach, SC, Primary 
School and her son, Chris, is 
in high school. 
BERYL BARNES lerardi is 
busy with her children; Drew, 
10; Paige, 7; and Anne, 2. 
She is also active with the 
Junior League and PTA ac- 
tivities. Her husband. Bob, is 
with Aetna Financial and they 
live in Formington, CT. 


Amason lives in Richmond, 
VA. Their vocation home at 
Kiawoh Island, SC, is finally 
finished. Their daughter, 
Paige '91, and roommote, 
Melissa Rogers '9 1 , lived 
and worked there during the 

Buckingham and her hus- 
band, Richard, have three 
children; Mary Gordon, 8; 
Pierce, 7; ond Cloiborne, 3. 
Missy is the marketing di- 
rector for Birdole, a golf 
community, in Richmond, VA. 
DIANE WHITE Fechtdand 
. her husband, Tom, hove 
moved to England where he 
manages a financial com- 
pany for the Coca-Cola 
Company. They have had 
lots of company and seen a 
great deal of^ the United 


Hornsby's son, R.S., is 
enjoying his second yeor 
singing with the group, "The 
Rainbow Connection," a 30- 
member goodwill ombasso- 
dor chorus comprised of third 
through sixth grade public 
school children. Her hus- 
band, Bobby, is busy devel- 
oping and building his new 
office pork. The Williamsburg 
Business Center, and their 
daughter, Susannah, is in the 
first grade. Alice is helping 
with a computer lab for first 
grade children and involved 
with the V^illiamsburg Gar- 
den Club. 


working port time in labor 
and delivery at the Crawford 
Long Hospital in Norcross, 
GA. Her nusband works for 
Pepsi, and Kothy is driving 
lots of carpools with four 



signer at Newport News 
Shipbuilding ond lives in 
Hampton, VA. Her mother 
died lost year. 
Hobbs and her husband, 
Frank, hove relocated to 
Staunton. Patricia is a free- 
lance curator for the Stone- 
wall Jackson House in Lex- 
ington and the Woodrow 
Wilson Birthploce in Staunton 
and takes design classes at 
Jomes Modison University. 
Frank has opened on art 
studio and teaches art at 
Mary Baldwin 

McGeorge is a health core 
analyst for on investment 
banking firm in Son Fran- 
cisco, CA. 

pleted fifteen years as a first 
grade teacher and hos re- 
turned to her hometown, 
Moorehead, NC. Sherrill is 
learning to sail and hoving 

executive assistant to Gover- 
nor William Donald Schoefer 
of Maryland and loves living 
in Boltimore, MD. 
EVA STIMSON married 
Jerry Von Marter, who 
works for the Presbyterion 
News Service, in November, 
1989 They went on de- 
layed honeymoon in Greece 
this summer. Evo lives in 
Louisville, KY. 

Akelman is senior vice 
president in charge of the 
corporate cash management 
division of Nationol 
Westminster Bonk of USA in 
New York, NY. Vickie 
commutes from Barringlon, 
Rl, where she is busy with two 
sons, Christopher and Mat- 
thew They spent the month 
of July on Nantucket Island 
Collins IS teochmg part lime 
at a community college and 
lives in Midlothian. VA 

The Mary Baldwin fAagazme i3 

and her husband, Mark, live 
on St. Simons Island, GA, 
and are participants in the 
1990 Leadership Georgia 

Kowalski is a freelance 
museum consultant in Har- 
mony, PA. 


McCullough, her husband, 
Lelond, and daughter live in 
Winnfield, LA, where he is a 

working on her master's in 
public administration at 
Chico California State Uni- 
versity. Susan is a planning 
commissioner for the city of 
Corning, CA, and serves on 
the Democratic Central 
Committee in Tehma County. 

Comstock and her hus- 
band, John, spent their tenth 
anniversary in Bermuda. 
Pamela is busy with their son. 
Drew, and with her building 
construction business in Co- 
lonial Heights, VA. 



graduated from the Florida 
State University College of 
Law in April, 1988, and is 
employed in the legal office 
of the executive office of the 
Governor of Florida in Talla- 
hassee, FL. 

Jean is a lead analyst with 
PRB Associates in California, 

GENE BAUM Umbaughis 
a staff analyst and design 
specialist for the Alabama 
Power company. Gene, her 
husband, Ty, and their chil- 
dren, Tyler and Gene Austin, 
live in Birmingham, AL. 
lives in Washington, D.C., 
and enjoys collaborating with 
Landis & Co Theater of Magic 
(combining theater, classical 
music, mime, and commedio) 
in performances for families 
in theaters and symphony 
halls around the country. The 
company was in Hong Kong 
lost August oton International 
Children's Festival. 

Livesay recently moved into 
a new home in Santo Fe, 

Maybank lives in Colum- 

bia, SC, and is busy as the 
mother of three children. 
Sherrel and her husband, 
Tom, live in Marianna, FL, 
and have two sons, Victor 
and Brooks. Tom is a pedia- 
trician and Georgonne works 
in his office and as o volun- 

ANN LUCAS Styron, who 
lives in Knoxville, TN, has 
returned to the business world 
as an interior designer. 
and her husband, Scott, have 
three children and live in 
Tulsa, OK. 

has third son, Michael. 
She is restoring a one-hun- 
dred-year-old home in High- 
land Pork, IL 


Amos and her husband, 
Walter, have a daughter, 
Sollie Carroll, and ore ex- 
pecting a second child. They 
live in Midlothian, VA. 
loves living in the South again 
in Lilburn, GA. 
LISA KING Stratienko 
and Alex have moved to San 
Diego, CA. 

a part-time teacher in a 
Christian school and runs a 
small stenciling business in 
Staunton, VA. 



her husband, John, and 
daughter, Cille, have re- 
turned to Richmond, VA. John 
is with CCA, a computer 
leasing firm, and Martha 
enjoys being o housemother. 

Mockey and her family 
moved to Wilton, CT, and 
love their new home. Nancy 
is busy with nursery and el- 
ementary school. 
SARAH WAYSpeakerher 
husband, Cory, and their 
sons, Preston and Edward, 
live in Koilua, HI. 

Maritime Organization's 
meeting on hazardous and 
noxious substances in Lon- 
don, England, in April. 
Melaine is employed by the 
U.S. House of Representa- 
tives and lives in Arlington, 

returned home to Arlington, 
VA, after her tenth reunion in 
June, flooded with memories 
of Mary Baldwin as a very 
special place to spend four 
formative years. 
VICKI STEPP recently mar- 
ried Ron Rockeie and they 
have accepted positions with 
Stolz Opthalmics in 
Heidelburg, Germany. 
McAfee lives in Virginia 
Beach, VA, with her husband, 
Tom, and three sons: Thomas, 
Patrick, and John Parker. 
Jacquelyn owns two retail 
shops on the oceonfront. 
ANNE TYREE Colligan is 
a software projects manager in 
Arlington, VA 





tended the International 

JULIE EWING was married 
to Dr. James Gray in Octo- 
ber, 1989, and they hove 
moved to Tucson, AZ. 

GRAVELY Melo is living 
in Newport News, VA, near 
family and friends, and lov- 
ing it. 

and her husband, Nick, have 
a son, Browley, and divide 
their time between homes in 
Charleston, WV, and 
Malibu, CA. 

White was married in June, 
1 989, and lives in Winston- 
Salem, NC 

son and her husband, Mark, 
live in Charlotte, NC. 
Wynne has twins and is 
coordinator of the LPGA golf 
tournament in High Point, 

ANN HAYES left the Drug 
Enforcement Administration 
to join a partnership corpo- 
ration, Stulman Tankel Strang 
Hayes Inc., in New York, 
NY. Ann lives in Cedar 
Grove, NJ. 

and husband, Mark, are ex- 
pecting their first child. They 
live In Madison, Ml. 

Aikins is supervisor of in- 
struction at United Cerebral 
Palsy. Andrea and her hus- 
band recently boughta house 
in West Long Branch, NJ 
SARA BEARSS is an asso 
ciate editor at the Virginia 
Historical Society in Rich- 
mond, VA, and is writing 
several biographical sketches 
for the Dictionary of Virginia 
Biography, to be published 
by the Virginia State Library 
and Archives. 

lives in Richmond, VA, and 
owns Contours Exercise Stu- 
dios in Richmond and Ar- 
lington, VA. 

and her husband, Geoff, ore 
attending Trinity Episcopal 
School for Ministering in 
Aubridge, PA. Geoff is re- 
cruitment director for the 1 
South American Missionary 
Society. They have two chil- 
dren, Jessica and Benjamin. 
Kinniburgh and her hus- i 
band, Mark, have moved to i 
Fort Monroe, VA. I 

KIM O'DONNELL is a se^ | 
nior assistant public defender ; 
in Richmond, VA. [ 

Roach is an active member j 
of the Charlotte, 
NC, Junior League, works : 
with the Metrolino Food i 
Bank, is volunteer with the 
Arts & Sciences council, and ' 
co-chaired the Volunteers j 
Committee for Project '90 I 
Graduation. I 



Badgett is working on her 
master's degree in English 
literature at James Madison 
University in Harrisonburg, 

lives in Richmond, VA, witn 
her husband, William. Eliza 
is a broker for Portrait Bro- 
kers of America, Inc. and 
works at Monkey's Dress 
Shop two days a week. She 
is busy with thejunior League 
and worked on the Richmond 
MBC Celebration Commit- 

her master's of science in 
child care administration 

34 November 1990 

|om The University of Vir- 
inia and opened a child 
are facility in February in 
:harlottesville, VA, 
AcManus has moved to 
redericksburg, VA, where 
er husband is practicing 
iternal medicine. 
itruble is a sales represen- 
jtive for Falcon-Micro sys- 
;ms selling Apple comput- 
rs to the government, 
atricia and her husband, 
ay, live in Fairfax, VA. 
VENGER presented a pa- 
ler at the annual meeting of 
le American Association for 
loncer Research. Charlotte 
ves in Son Antonio, TX, and 
i competing in triathlons. 
narketing director for Bar- 
ocks Road Shopping Cen- 
sr in Charlottesville, VA. She 
ecently acquired her Virginia 
leal Estate License and pur- 
;hased a home. 



;oordinator of public rela- 
ions and marketing for Her- 
nitage on the Eastern Shore 
ifVirginio, acontinuingccre 
etirement community. 
PAMELA LEIGH is a regis 
ered physical therapist with 
Executive Park Physical 
Therapy and Sports Medi- 
cine Center in Atlanta, GA. 
'amela is also a certified 
prenatal/postpartum exer- 
cise instructor. 
LATRICE LEIGH is a gradu 
ate student at Duke Univer- 
sity, pursuing a master's de- 
gree in health administration. 
and her husband ore enjoying 
New Orleans and all its fine 
restaurants. Robin works at 
Tulane University, LA, Medical 
School in an administrative 
position on a federally funded 
AIDS research project. 


Bro^n is a consulting phar- 
macist and her husband, 
Gerald, is a physician in 
Winchester, VA. They have 
a daughter. Heather Ashleigh. 
her husband, Brian, live in 
Alexandria, VA, where she 

is a financial consultant for 
Shearson Lehman Hutton in 
Washington, DC. 
EMILY SUSAN Crim is a 
nurse in Silver Spring, MD. 
GAILCRUSCO is doing well 
in her real estate company in 
Greenville, SC. 
Eckstein lives in 
Roanoke, VA, and has com- 
pleted her master's degree 
in business administration. 
teaching English in 
Oingedoo Shandong. She 
met Jill Johnson '82 in 
Beijing. Sandra says it was 
fun to see an MBC friend on 
that side of the Pacific, and 
they may start a China 
chapter of the Alumnae As- 

mental retardation training 
specialist in Chesterfield 
County, VA. 

Switzer lives in Richmond, 
VA, and was consecrated as 
a diaconal minister with the 
United Methodist Church at 
the annual conference in 
Hampton, VA, in June. 
ceived her master's degree 
in industrial management 
from the School of Business 
at Lynchburg College in May, 
1990. Margaret lives in For- 
est, VA. 


AMY BRIDGE is marketing 
communications coordinator 
for Bell South Communica- 
tions Systems in Roanoke, 

age consulting manager in 
Forest, VA, and wrote an 
article that was published 

Burry is a marketing assis- 
tant and working on a 
master's degree in psychol- 
ogy in McLean, VA. 
claims representative for 
State Farm Insurance Com- 
pany in Frederick, MD 
Keene and her husband, 
Steve, have moved to 
Midlothian, VA. 
monages Apricots Restau- 
rant in Farmington, CT. 
Cathy is working on her mas- 

ters degree and teaching 

Ratcliffe is a flight atten- 
dant with American Airlines. 
Kim ond her husband, Barry, 
live in Torrance, CA. 
is a research chemist ot the 
Naval Surface Warfare 
Center and has coauthored 
several technicol papers and 
presentations on her work. 
Donna's husband, Scott, is a 
focus programmer/systems 
analyst for General Sciences 
Corporation. They live in 
Columbia, MD. 
STACI AYN Weinstein is 
a copy editor for Veranda, 
TheCallery of Southern Style, 
which is published in Atlanta, 

PEGGY LOU Wright is 
teaching first grade at Moun- 
tain View Elementary School in 
Buena Vista, VA. Her daugh- 
ter, Michelle Carter Irvine 
'87, is employed by the Mary 
Baldwin Business Office. 
Peggy is grateful to the Mary 
Baldwin ADP program for 
making possible the oppor- 
tunities now available to her. 

Nicholson continues to 
work at the Medical College 
of Virginia as a RN in the 
Gynecology department. 
She traveled to Puerto Rico in 
April to scuba dive. 
JUDY FINCH Harper lives 
in Forest, VA. She troveled 
to Moscow and Leningrad 
last year and will travel to 
Japan this year. Judy will 
receive her master's degree 
in business administration 
from Averett in November, 



account executive respon- 
sible for advertising with DCI 
Publishing in Reston, VA. 
Carrie lives in Great Falls, 

the director of Southern Vol- 
unteer Services promoting 
community service work to 
the students on campus in a 
service learning atmosphere 
at Birmingham Southern Col- 
lege in Birmingham, AL. 
ing post-baccalaureote work 
in teacher education ond 
works at the Ritz-Carlton in 
Atlanto, GA. 

Cummings is a test control 
officer under the adjutant 
generol at Fort Riley, KA. 
ELAINE EMBLER is a fourth 
grade teacher at North Bun- 
combe Elementary School in 
Asheville, NC. 

Hostetter is registror at 
Hollins College and lives in 
Natural Bridge, VA. 
passed all four pa rts of the May 
1990 Uniform CPA Exami- 
nation. She is employed by 
Virginia Mirror Company of 
Martinsville, VA. 
is producing and directing 
TV commercials and lives in 
Herndon, VA. Elizabeth is 
also producing a Redskins 

the Pennsylvania State Milton 
Hershey College of Medi- 
cine in Palmyra, PA, and 
submitted a paper, "Trans- 
ferrin, Ferritin, and Iron in 
the Cerebral Cortex of Nor- 
mal and Alzheimer Diseased 
Broins," to the Ar)nals of 

MILLER is on art teacher for 
Squires Elementary school in 
Lexington, KY 

gomery is a surgery coor- 
dinator for the Kentucky Eye 
Institute in Lexington, KY. 
graduated from William & 
Mory law school and has 
moved to Richmond, VA. 
chemist for the Food and Drug 
Administration's pesticide/ 
industrial chemistry branch 
and lives in Silver Spring, 

SHELBY PRICE is a phor 
maceutical representotive for 
Merck Sharp & Dohme in 
Pensacola, FL 

LAURA RUHL was mar 
ried and has moved to 
Chapel Hill, NC, where she 
will teach at the Ravenscroft 

poralegal with Williams, 
Miller, Chrislion and Dob- 
bins, the fourth largest law 
firm in VA, and lives in Rich- 
mond, VA 

Tufford's husbond, Scott, 
is regional soles manager 
for Borden Foods, Inc , ond 
they have moved to Mem- 

TV Mary Baldwin Magazine 35 

phis, TN. 


husband, Chris, are busy and 
enjoying life in Charlotte, 
NC. Claire is now working 
in personnel for ADIA Per- 
sonnel Services and enjoys 
learning a new business af- 
ter working in the media for 
two years. 


Mary Baldwin alumnae 
and friends gather at a 
MBC cocktail party during 
a cruise down the Danube. 
Their trip was sponsored 
by the Mary Baldwin 
Alumnae Association in 

Buchanan and her hus- 
band, Eric, live in Corpus 
Christi, TX, where Eric is stu- 
dent naval aviator and Meg 
is a legal assistant. 
completed her first year of 
law school at The University 
of Virginia and lives in 
Charlottesville, VA. 
graduate student in counsel- 
ing at East Texas State Uni- 
versity and lives in Dallas, 

living and studying in 

Madrid, Spain. 


is employed in TBS Sports at 
Turner Broadcasting System 
in Atlanta, GA. 
DEBRA HALL lives in New 
Church, VA, and is employed 
by Accomack County 

Underwood received her 
doctorate in pharmacy and 
lives in Memphis, TN, with 
her husband, James. 
JOELLE KEITH is treasurer 
ofthe Commonwealth Alumni 
Club in Richmond, VA, which 
was organized to provide 
an opportunity for young al- 
ums to meet and discuss 
places to live, jobs, and see 
familiar faces. 
moved to Miami, FL. 
Sutton is an assistant direc- 
tor of the Saguoro Founda- 
tion, which is a group home 
for the developmentally dis- 
abled. Barbara lives in 
Yuma, AZ, and is also a part- 
time instructor in computers 
and business practices at 

Arizona Western College. 

a copy writer with Belk and 
lives in Fayetteville, NC. 

attending the Medical Col- 
lege of Virginia's School of 
Pharmacy and lives in 
Williamsburg, VA. 


Anderson is working on 
her teaching certificate and 
is on aide for special educa- 
tion classes. Andrea and her 
husband have moved to 
Castle Air Force Base, CA. 
employed in advertising sales 
for a magazine and 
is an artist for a commercial 
firm. They live together in 
Charlotte, NC . 
Bo^vman is teaching sec- 
ond grade at Ladd Elemen- 
tary School and lives in 
Staunton, VA. 

JOI BROWN, who has re^ 
turned to using her maiden 
name, is living in Lyndhurst, 

employed as resume writer/ 
typesetting by ASOP Services 
and lives in Richmond, VA. 
working for the Peoples Bank 
of Danville in a training pro- 
gram and doing a special 
project. She still lives at 
home in Martinsville, VA. 
LESLIE FERRIER is living in 
Baltimore, MD, and working 
for Alex Brown and Sons. 
KELLY GARRETT is a legal 
assistant at the Dallas, TX, 
law firm of Jackson and 

hospital social worker on the 
neurology and surgery floors 
OS well as in the intensive 
care units. She and her 
husband, who is a pediatric 
cardiology fellow, live in Au- 
gusta, GA. 

graduate student at the Uni- 
versity of Houston, lives in 
Houston, TX. 

ANNE HESS, who is living 
in Dumfries, VA, recently re- 
ceived a post-graduate 
teaching certificate through 
Mary Baldwin. She is en- 
dorsed in Art NK- 1 2 and will 
be teaching elementary art 

in Stafford County. 

AMY HOWE Wiedle and 

her husband, Christopher, 
live in Virginia Beach, VA. 
living and teaching in Baiti-! 
more, MD. 
LATRICE LEIGH is a gradu ' 
ate student at Duke Univer- 
sity in Durham, NC. 
LACEY lEONARD works for 
oTurkish marketing firm, HOLSA, 
and lives in Jersey City, NJ. 
KATIE REAGAN is a re^, 
search assistant at the' 
Medical College of Georgia 
and received a Rotary Inter- 
national scholarship to study 
at Trinity College in Dublin,' 
Ireland for a year. 
ANITA RICKS is a gradu 
ate student in social work at 
Radford College and lives in 
Salem, VA. 
MARY LAYMAN Spencer { 
has moved to Fredricksburg, , 
VA, and started a new job. 
student at Louisiana State 
University and lives in 
Metairie, LA 

of South Boston, VA, spoke 
at Southside Community 
College at their career day 
Festival of the Women. 
Emma is preparing to attend 
graduate school in social j 
work at Virginia Common- I 
wealth University. 
GILDEONS live in Char- 
lotte, NC. Susan works for 
Charter Properties, Inc. 
studying at the Temple Uni- 
versity Dental School in 1 
Philacielphia, PA. 


Robinson and her husband 
have been living at Mather 
Air Base, CA, and will soon 
move to Rome, New York. 
ployed by Bockel, Schwoger 
& Young and lives in Duluth, 

36 November 1990 


(»ARY WALKER Jernigan '68 and Frank: a son, Walker 
eith,July21, 1989. 

YDNEY TURNER Elsass '69 and Sanford: a daughter, Chloe 
urner.November 29, 1989. 

SABEL WILLIAMSON Smith '71 and James: a daughter, 
ara IsabSymmers, June 7, 1989. 

GWENDOLYN GILLAUGH Stoecklein '72 and Robert: a 
3n, Robert Thomas. 

ANE HUDGINS Fraiier '73 and Steven: a son, Steven 
arron, January, 18, 1990. 

LIZABETH LEE READ-Connole '74 and Peter: a daughter, 
Aory Elizabeth, January 31,1 990. 

'ALERIE LUND Mitchell '74 and Andrew: a daughter, 
Aartha Blessing, September 13, 1989. 

lARBARA MITCHELL Sample '74 and Jim: a daughter, 
mily Frances, October 30, 1989. 

NDIA PATTERSON Gregory '75 and Claiborne: a son, 
Claiborne Duncan, January 21 , 1989. 

.INDA BLOXOM Grabeman '76 and David: a son, Chris- 
an Emory. 

/ALERIE SUTTON Payne 76 and Charles: a 
laughter, Margaret Talmage, November 13, 1988. 

4ANCY WILSON Kratiert '79 and John: a daughter, 
\manda Britton, December 31, 1989. 

iHERRILL FEAGANS Jack '80 and Erwin: a daughter, Eliza- 
)eth Binford, May 9, 1990 

DLIVIAKINCAID-Haney'81 andjohn: a son, John Alexander, 
v\arch 14, 1990. 

»AM MCCAIN Pearce '8 1 and Robert: a son, Richard Blake, 
anuary 12, 1990. 

REBECCA VIGIL Gubert '81 and Alexander: a son, Kenneth 
lames. May 19, 1987 

MELINDA ROSE Eichorn '81 and William: a son, Robert 
lames, December 31, 1989. 

FRANCES HARRIS Schwabenton '8 1 , a daughter, Sydney 
Frances, April 21, 1990 

CATHERINE HENSON Kinniburgh '82 and Mark a 
daughter, Mary Catherine, December 9, 1989. 

ELIZABETH HOWARD Young '82 and Dare: a daughter, 
Katherine Carew, May 10, 1990 

TREENA EPPERSON Koroneos '82 and Erik: a daughter, 
Margaret Blake 

MARY PLEASANTS McManus '83 and Patrick: a daughter, 
Ann-Maitland, May 10, 1989, named for her grand aunt, 
Maitland Thompson Clabaugh, MBC Class of '22. 

KERRI GLENN Byrne '84 and Timothy: a daughter, Jessica 

Nicole, January 1, 1989. 

CARROLL OLIVER Roach '84 and Jay: a son, Charles 
Andrew, February 12, 1990. 

DEBORAH WALTERS Childs '86 and Tom: a son, Cameron 
Baker, March 17, 1990. 

DIANE PULIZZI Kerr '86 and Thomas: o daughter, Soroh 

Kerr, November 14, 1989. 

PAULA VEST-Woodfin '89 and John: a daughter, Brittany 
Jordon, April 30, 1990. 


ANN DENNY '57 to William R. Kinscherff, December 9, 1 989. 

PATRICIA ST CLAIR VARNER '70 to Donald B. Michaels, 
January 13, 1990. 

CAROLYN AMOS '73 to Larry Miller, September 30, 1989. 

BARBARA MITCHELL '74 to Jim Sample, December 6, 1986. 

EVA STIMSON '75 to Jerry VanMorter 

JENNIE PEERY BAUMANN '76 to George C Budd, Jr. 

Doel, May 26, 1990 

CINDY CARSON '79 to Daniel Barnes Brown, November 25, 

LUCY LEAKE '79 to Brian G. Arsnow, May 1 2, 1 990. 

VICKI STEPP '80 to Ron Rockele 

ANNE KIRCHDORFER '81 to Charles Dabney, Jr. 

MARY WRAY WIGGINS '81 to Kenneth Conner, May 19, 

DR. JULIE EWING '81 to James Gray, October, 1989 

MARY BLAKE BRADY '81 to Mr White, June, 1989 

SUSAN T. LOUD '83 to James D. Kilchin, III, October, 1989. 

LAURA JOSEPHTHAL 83 to Dr. Michael Woyne Wolfe, Moy 
26, 1990 

BELINDA NORDEN '84 to Norman Pitman, April 28, 1990. 

ANN EVERETT 85 to Ken Rentiers, October 7, 1989. 
SUSAN PROPST '87 to Thomas Bruce Bones, June 1 6, 1 990. 

RACHEL STOUCH '87 to Robert S. Crow, September 10, 


PAULA LEE SRIGLEY '88 and Howard Colmon, June 2, 1 990. 

MELANIE SUSAN MANUEL '88 to Wiliiomjirden, April 21, 

TTti- Mary Baldwin Magazine 37 

Pictured from left, Emily 

Dethloff Ryan '63 and 

Cynthia Knight Wier '68 of 

Houston accept the 1 989- 

90 Chapter Achievement 

Award from Valerie Lund 

Mitchell '74, Chapter 

Development Chair, and 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 

'73, Alumnae Association 


Beach Park Woman's 

Club, Tampa, Florida. Left 

to right: Susan Ellett '72, 

Liz Anderson '86, Sarah 

Beth Lankford '81, Francis 

Carlelon Complon '23, 

Angela Favata '89, Holly 

Hunnicutt '89, Janet 

Haddrell Connors '65, 

Crista Cabe (MBC staff}, 

Elizabeth Sullivan Smith 



LELIA HANGER Spillman 20 

MARY ANNE VALZ Goodloe 38 
FRANCES FULTON Culpepper 44 
MARGARET ANN Lancaster 74 

Legacy Luncheon 1 990: 
Lacy Davidson '94 with her 
parents, Thomas and 
Jackie Riddle Davidson 
'64, and brother, Bradley. 

38 November 1990 




The office of Continuing Education has announced its Travel Study Tours for 1 99 1 . "Great Houses and Gardens in 
ingland and Wales" is scheduled for May 27 -June 9, and "The Treasures of Italy," April 14-27. Both tours are designed 
ind will be coordinated by Don Wells, director of continuing education at Mary Baldwin College. Mr. Wells has led 
ours to England end has lived in Italy as Fulbright professor at the University of Rome. Both tours will give priority to Mary 
iaidwin alumnae, their families and friends, thus ensuring a compatible group with similar interests and values. 

"The Treasures of Italy" will cover the very best of Italy, touring in a private deluxe motorcooch from 
arrival in Milan to departure from Rome. Accommodations will be in first<lass hotels in Stresa on Lake 
Maggiore, Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Rome. Priced at $2,995, the tour includes round-trip 
airfare, all ground transportation, hotels with continental breakfasts, all entrance fees, a farewell 
dinner, and complete insurance package. 

"Great Houses and Gardens of England and Wales" will include round-trip airfare, ground 
transportation in deluxe motorcooch from arrival to departure at London, first class hotels with full 
English breakfasts, all entrance fees, a farewell dinner and complete insurance package. This 
"delicious slice of England" will feature the great houses of Blenheim, Chartwell, Knole, Ightham Mote, 
Longleat, Powis Castle, Conwy Castle, Buckland Abbey, Knightshayes Court, and Saltram House; the 
great gardens of Sissinghurst, Stourhead, Wisley, Hidcote Manor, and Bodnant; the cathedrals of 
Wells and Exeter; and the abbeys of Bath and Shrewsbury. Also included are performances of the 
Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Glyndebourne Opera in Kent. The all- 
inclusive price is $2,795. 

Space is limited on each tour. For information and reservations, please clip and return the form below, or contact 
Don Wells or Johanna Collins at (703) 887-7031 . 




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fm and her first host family: Ritsuko Mita, 16; Mr. Naritiki Mitii; Yiisuhiro Mita, 


"The first day of class, our Japanese teacher 
didn't use any EngHsh at all. He spoke in Japanese 
the whole time.. ..we thought we were all doomed, 
but we caught on and did O.K." recalls Pam 
Ammerman '91 of her first impressions of Kansai 
Gaidai. Pam attended the Kansai Gaidai Univer- 
sity of Foreign Studies in Japan this past year and 
received all A's during both semesters. 

Pam, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. Gifford 
Ammerman of Roanoke, Virginia, is majoring in 
Japanese, international studies and history at MBC, 
and during the past year carried a full course load 
at Kansai Gaidai University, near Osaka, Japan. 

Mary Baldwin has an offical affiliation with 
Kansai Gaidai. Each year, to between 150 and 200 
students from American colleges and universities, 
Kansai offers courses in English covering all aspects 
of Asian studies. Located near Kyoto and Nara, 
the cultural and religious centers of traditional 
Japan, and Osaka, the industrial center of modern 
Japan, the Kansai program offers an exceptional 
opportunity to students. 

Pam attended Kansai Gaidai with 224 other 
American students from such institutions as 
Harvard, Yale, Carleton, Duke, Stanford, UCLA \ 
Berkeley, Vassar, Washington and Lee, and [ 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College. At the end of I 
the fall semester Pam received a $1 500 scholarship ;; 
for receiving all A's. "1 would definitely recom- | 
mend Kansai to any MBC student," said Pam. "1 '. 
got to see Japan's emperor and learned a lot about ( 
Japanese culture.. ..also, 1 had a really good time." 

Kansai students may stay in the one dorm on 
the campus which houses about 80 students, or 
they may enroll in "home-stay," and live with a 
Japanese family during the semester. 

"I really got a feel for the culture," said Pam, 
"because the two families I stayed with did not 
speak English. We had plenty of time to sight see, 
but most of our time was spent studying." 

40 November 1990 


Pam said that her teachers who were Japanese 
^ave much more work to students than did the 
\merican teachers at Kansai. "We studied spoken 
apanese one hour per day, and written Japanese 
hree times a week," she said. "I also studied 
listory, poHtical science and international studies, 
3ut many students studied economics and 
mathematics.. .there were many courses to choose 

Pam noticed that Japanese culture is changing. 
"There is still some holding back of women in the 
culture," she said. "In some places the women still 
walk behind the men and are more subservient. 
But, in the two families 1 stayed with, the mood 
was more Western. The mother in each family held 
a part-time job. Things are changing. ..but more 
slowly than here I guess," she said. The cultural 
characteristic most difficult to get used to was not 
the male/ female roles, explained Pam, but the 
language. "Most of our teachers spoke in Japanese 
all day," she said. "It was a real struggle some- 
times to keep up." Pam did more than just keep the 
pace. At the end of fall semester, she ranked fourth 
out of 225 students at Kansai. 

Dan Metraux, associate professor of history and 
JapaneseatMBC, recommended Pam forthe Kansai 
program. He said, "Pam is one of the finest stu- 
dents 1 have ever had. She has great potential in 
the field of international studies." 

"I owe a great deal to Dr. Metraux," said Pam. 
"He is very involved with and excited about his- 
tory and the Japanese language, and he got me 
interested in Japanese. I really learned a lot at 
Kansai, and wouldn't trade the experience for 

After graduation from MBC, Pam's plans for 
the future include law school with a concentration, 
as you'd imagine, in international law. A. 

Above: Pam's second homc-stnv wis with Ihc Maeda family. 
Kunihiko, his wife Hirono, Dieir daujfhter )'uko and son Toro 
Yuko Maeda is pictured at the gold pavilion outside Kyoto. 
Inset: Mrs. Yuko and Scott Kuramura, another American 
student in the exchange program, enjoying socmen kold 
summer ratnenj. 

■ Tratislation: 

Pam Ammermann Makes All A's 
at Kansai Gadai Universitv 

Tokyo ixv Pam is accompanied ty 
Mr Haga. prrscmal assistant to Dr 
HiKoyoiM, a reprcstntattrt to the 
Did. where Pam sfrvied an 

The Mary BuUain Magazii 


oWef Rehim 

Cause Canfusiarijr Cultural Anjciefy 


Glastnost and pere- 
stroika, hailed in the West 
for unfettering the Soviet 
people, have left an 
"expanding vacuum in 
human souls," says a 
Muscovite scholar. 

Nikita Pokrovsky, a 
professor at Moscow State 
University and a speciahst 
on American thought and philosophy, said reforms 
in the U.S.S.R. have uprooted traditional Russian 
ideals and left the country directionless. 
Democratization, he said, has been too slow. 

"This is a big problem now in the Soviet Union," 
Pokrovsky said, speaking in English. "The whole 
society is asking questions about what kind of 
society we're going to establish. And not many 
answers can be given to the questions. 

"So, people are very nervous. In general, the 
situation is not stable and it makes for a high level 
of irritation." 

Pokrovsky, 39, is on fellowship at Triangle 
Research Park in North Carolina. He is the author 
of five books, including a major study called "The 
Philosophy of Henry David Thoreau," and has 
also written on Ralph Waldo Emerson, 
transcendentalism, Puritanism and the 
philosophical problem of loneliness. 

Pokrovsky shared his insight [in March] with 
students at Mary Baldwin College. 

"My observation is we Westernize too slow," 
the scholar said. "Ithinkwcshoulddoitovernight. 

"People in power assume [my] people are not 
ready to assume full democracy," Pokrovsky 
added. "But it's like a breath of fresh air - you do 
not need to learn how to breathe." 

Perestroika, a general term for the economic 
reforms initiated under President Mikhail S. 
Gorbachev, and glastnost, a term referring to 
freedoms such as press, expression and conscience, 
are not palatable terms to Pokrovsky. 

"Everything happening in the Soviet Union 
should be of a universal nature," Pokrovsky said. 
"Sooner or later, we'll replace these Russian-born 
words with the phrase "radical reform of Soviet 

Gorbachev, said Pokrovsky, is a "very shrewd, 
skillful politician." 

"1 would say he is a brave man," the scholar 
said. "One of his most important features is his 
flexibility to change his views, unlike his 
predecessors, who were frozen in their views." 

But Gorbachev's political acumen also has its 
down side. 

Pokrovsky described it this way: the Soviet 
Union is like a huge ocean liner that has to change 
course. "We have a captain and crew," Pokrovsky 
said, "but what we need is a direction. 

"[Gorbachev] wants to transform socialism into 
something new," the scholar said. "I don't know 
what that is in particular." 

Pokrovsky said most people in the Soviet Union 

do not know what their future holds, which 

contributes to the cultural anxiety now being felt. 

"The level of social irritation is high now," 

42 November 7990 

Pokrovsky reiterated. "People expect the changes 
to be more fast, deep than they are. People do not 
have what they want to have. They do not have 
high level of material well-being. 

"Perestroika did not bring economic satisfaction 
to the daily lives of people; we must be clear about 
that. You still have shortages of food products and 

Still, Pokrovsky said, he doesn't believe the 
Soviet Union should emulate the United States in 
all things. 

Tm strongly against borrowing everything 
from the U.S.." he said. "There is an excitement in 
the Soviet Union to take everything from America. 
But to borrow the best from American society, we 
are also inclined to borrow the worst. It's a 

For instance, Pokrovsky said crime in large 
Soviet cities has increased 30 percent in the past 

"More freedom can be negatively interpreted 
by some people," he said. 

If he could advise Gorbachev, Pokrovsky said 
he would recommend applying President 
Jefferson's political philosophy to the Soviet Union. 
"The rulers should appeal to broad masses in 
society, rather than the elite, as in the Hamiltonian 
example," Pokrovsky said, referring to Alexander 
Hamilton. "[Jefferson] wanted theU.S.tobeunited, 
but with strong rights of indi\idual states. 

"1 don't think the republics should leave," he 
added, alluding to the secession movements in 
Lithuania and other republics, "but the central 

government should give them more freedom. 

"This is kind of like a family relationship and 
children want to leave.. .but they don't know the 
world outside is terrible. The best option is to say, 
'You may leave, but the door is open.' The objective 
is to make the leaving more friendly, in order to 
make coming back easy." 

Pokrovskv paused and smiled. 

"Probably 1 sound a little idealistic, "But I'm a 
philosopher and all philosophers are idealists."A 

By Stacey Chase 

Shenandoah Valley Bureau Chief 

Rk)imoiui Timc!i-Dif}^7tch 

Reprinted with permission of 
the Rkhimvui Timcs-Diffxttch 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 43 

In the following article, Mary Ann Kasselmann, director of athletics, and Kathy McCleaf, chair of the 
physical education department, explain the new core course in the physical education curriculum. This course 
is designed to assist each student in reaching and maintaining total wellness of body and mind. Mary Ann 
and Kathy also introduce the new staff and realigned veterans ofMBC's physical education faculty, each a 
believer in the importance of a sound body and mind. 

MBC Athletics and Physical Education Emphasize 

by Maty Ann Kasselmann and Kathy McCleaf 

"Introduction to Fitness Activities" 
is the core course in a redefined 
physical education curriclum. 

The fitness boom of the mid-seventies has not 
only survived the past 15 years but has grown tre- 
mendously. The trend now is toward increased 
personal awareness of issues related to mental, 
physical and emotional health. The aim is total 
wellness, with an emphasis on the individual's re- 
sponsibility in making an effort to achieve that level. 

The physical education faculty and athletic de- 
partment staff of Mary Baldwin believe total 

wellness is more than just a trend, and they are 
ready to assist students in meeting and maintain- 
ing wellness of body and mind. In fact, the entire 
Mary Baldwin faculty recently affirmed its belief 
in the importance of not only a sound mind, but a 
sound body, by approving a new course in physical 
education that is required of all students entering 
Mary Baldwin. 

This course, "Introduction to Fitness Activi- 
ties," will give the physical education faculty the 
chance to teach each student a variety of concepts 
that will assist each student in developing a 
healthful lifestyle. Through group and individu- 
alized instruction, the course is designed to teach 
each student responsibility for personal health. It 
will also give the students the practical knowledge 
of what is necessary to achieve and maintain total 
wellness once they leave Mary Baldwin. 

"Introduction to Fitness Activities" will be the 
core course in a new and redefined physical edu- 
cation curriculum. Each student will be assigned 
a "fitness ad visor" who is a member of the physical 
education faculty. Fitness advisors will help stu- 
dents make informed decisions about their indi- 
vidual health and fitness needs. Students will be 
able to select individual and team acitivities, and 
will also be able to participate in lecture courses on 
topics ranging from nutrition to stress manage- 
ment. Mary Baldwin students will benefit from a 
physical education faculty that combines both 

44 November 1990 

contemporary and traditional views. With the 
recent retirement of Gwen Walsh and Lois 
Blackburn, faculty positions and duties were re- 
aligned. One of the positions has been filled by 
Kathy McCleaf, who will chair the physical educa- 
tion department, teach, and also coach lacrosse. 
Ms. McCleaf has been a member of the athletic and 
physical education staff since 1984. New faculty 
member, Sharon Spalding, comes to Mary Bald- 
win by way of James Madison University and The 
University of Virginia. Ms. Spalding has extensive 
experience in exercise physiology and fitness as- 
sessment. Betty Kegley, senior member of the 
Physical Education Department, has been at Mary 
Baldwin since 1960 and lends valuable expertise 
and knowledge of past MBC traditions. In addi- 
tion to Ms. Kegley's teaching duties, she is the 
facilities manager for the Physical Activities Cen- 
ter. Ms. Kasselmann, the director of athletics, will 
also be a part of the teaching team for the new 

MBC tennis, with its long tradition of excel- 
lence, will be coached bv Bonnie Neidermeier. Ms. 
Neidermeier will be a full-time staff member, also 
serving as the College's first Athletic Trainer. The 
field hockev program will be taken over by first- 
year coach Lisa Milliken. Ms. Milliken is a former 
hockey standout from a nationally ranked team at 
James Madison University. Denise McClanahan 
will assume the responsibilities of directing the 

fitness advisors hdp students 
determine their indii'idwtl health and 
fitness needs. 

performing dance group. Returning coaches are 
Tim Crawford, basketball; Kathy McCleaf, lacrosse; 
Sharon Spalding, volleyball; Mary Ann 
Kasselmann, swimming; Gwen Walsh, fencing. 
Softball and cross country will be directed by Ms. 
Kasselmann. A 

The Mani Baldwin Magazine 45 





Jeff Overholtzer, adjunct faculty member in 
the communications department, has won two 
Virginia Press Association Awards. Mr. 
Overholtzer won a first place for editorial page 
layout, and third place for combination story and 

David Mason, assistant professor of political 
science, presented a paper titled "The Political Art of 
William Golding's Lord of the Hies" at the South- 
western Political Science Association meeting. 

John Wells, associate professor of sociology, 
presented a paper, "They Weren't No Easy Roads: 
The Emergence of Female Singer-Songwriters in 
Popular Music," at the Popular Culture Association 
meeting in Toronto. Dr. Wells also has published 
an article titled "Me and the Devil Blues: A Study 
of Robert Johnson and the Music of the Rolling 
Stones" in The Age of Rock: Readings From the 
Popular Press. 

Susan Green, assistant professor, ADP (En- 
glish), Bob Lafluer, associate professor, ADP 
(history), and Rod Owen, associate professor, ADP 
(philosophy), each presented papers at the annual 
meeting of the Virginia Humanities Conference at 
the end of March. The theme of the conference, 
which was held at George Mason University, was 
"Human Rights." 

Diane Ganiere, assistant professor, ADP (psy- 
chology) attended a national conference titled 
"Psychology of Women and the Education of Girls" 
sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of 

Ken Keller's article titled "From the Rhineland to 
the Virginia Frontier: Flax Production as a Com- 
mercial Enterprise" appeared in the July issue of the 
Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. 

Jim McCrory, associate professor of education, 
presented Apple Works and Enhancements (soft- 
ware packages for the Apple II family of computers) 
to 175 directors of day care centers in Dallas. 

Diane Kent, president-elect of the Virginia 
College Personnel Association, coordinated a two 
day retreat for the group at Graves' Mountain 
Lodge in Syria, Virginia. VCPA is the state divi- 
sion of the American College Personnel Associa- 

Eric Jones, assistant professor of biology, spokei 
at horticulture symposia at Blue Ridge andl 
Germanna Community Colleges. His presenta- 
tion was titled "Gardening with Native Plants: 
Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley." 

Dan Metraux, associate professor of history and 
Japanese, has had two chapters from his book, Sokw 
Gakkai, published in Buddhism Today, a book pub- 
lished by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy ini 

Ashton D. Trice, assistant professor of psy- 
chology, and John R. Haire, director of the 
Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life Plan- 
ning, published "The Resume as a Career Devel- 
opment Tool for College Students" in the Virginiai 
Counselors Journal, 1990 ed., vol. 18, pp. 58 — 61. 
Ashton Trice published a chapter, "Improving; 
Guest Surveys," in Marketing Hotels by Cornelll 
University Press and two chapters in Activities 
Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology. One 
chapter in the second pubhcation was actually 
written by both Ashton and his father, O. Ashton 
Trice, professor emeritus of psychology. Many 
alumnae will remember the senior Dr. Trice since 
from 1949-1964 he was the teacher of introductory 
psychology, a course required of all sophomores. 

Michael Gentry, assistant professor of math- 
ematics, has written an article, "Earthquakes and 
Exponential Probability Distribution," which has 
been published in the fall issue of the Virginia 
Mathematics Teaclier. During the summer. Gentry 
participated in the FAIM Statistics Workshop at 
Virginia Cornmonwealth University in Richmond. 

D. Stevens Garlick, associate professor, ADP 
(German), has completed a four-year term on the 
Executive Council of the Division of International 
Education of the National University Continuing 
Education Association. 

46 November 7990 

Steven Mosher, associate professor of political 
science and director of the health care administra- 
ion program, presented a workshop titled "Adult 
education and the Professions: A Healthy Con- 
lection" at the Virginia Association for Adult and 
Zontinuing Education Annual Conference. Dur- 
ng the summer. Dr. Mosher researched the health 
rare system of Quebec province. Funding for his 
kvork in Montreal and the city of Quebec was 
provided through a grant from the government of 

Jack Kibler, professor of psychology, attended 
3 conference of the Southern Society for Philoso- 
phy and Psychology in Louisville, Kentucky, where 
he presented a research project titled, "Prenatal 
Caffeine Increases Mortality and Decreases Body 
Weight in Neonatal Rats, But it Does Not Impair. 
. . Behavioral Thermoregulation." Dr. Kibler also 
accompanied students Erin Deneen and Amie 
Seymour to the Carolina Psychology Conference 
in Raleigh, North Carolina, during April. Both 
students presented their senior research project at 
this conference for undergraduates in psychology 
and related fields. 

Nancy Gillett, assistant professor, ADP (psy- 
chology), who has been on sabbatical, worked 
during that time as a volunteer counselor with 
Family Service of Roanoke Valley. 

Betty Hairfield, professor of chemistry, and 
her husband, Hampton Hairfield Jr., presented 
"The Identification of a Bronze Age Resin" at a 
chemistry seminar at llampden-Sydney. Betty has 
also attended an advanced HPLC (High Perfor- 
mance Liquid Chromatography) short course at 
Virginia Tech. Using Mary Baldwin's HPLC in- 
strument, Betty is incorporating technit^ues learned 
in the course in chemistry lab courses she teaches 
here at the College. 

Jackie Beals, assistant professor of biology, has 
received a research planning grant from the Na- 
tional Science Foundation. She will be taking a 
leave-of-absence during the spring of 1991 to 
pursue research in the department of neurosurgery 
at UVA. 

Jim Gilman, associate professor of religion and 
philosophy, taught a course in philosophy and 
one in theology at Pacific Theological College in 
Suva, Fiji, during the summer. 

Roderick Owen, associate professor, ADP 
(philosophy), directed the summer program for 
the SAKAE Institute for Japanese students. 

Pam Richardson, assistant professor, ADP 
(education), attended the Institute for the Manage- 
ment of Lifelong Education at Harvard Univer- 

Participants in the 1990 Mellon Six-College Fac- 
ulty Development Program held at the College of 
William & Mary, June 4-14, were Pauline Dixon, 
instructor of art, John Ong, assistant professor of 
mathematics, Anne McGovem, assistant profes- 
sor of French, Dan Metraux, associate professor of 
history and Japanese, Ashton Trice, assistant 
professor of psychology, Gary Diver, assistant 
professor of physics, and Michael Norris, visiting 
assistant professor of business administration.^ 

Amy Cochrane Debuts With 

Cincinnati Opera 

Amy Cochrane, adjunct in- 
structor of voice, debuted this 
summer with the Cincinnati 
Opera. Ms. Cochrane, a so- 
prano who also teaches at 
Washington & Lee, appeared 
as the High Priestess in Aida. 

Coincidentally, John Cheek, 
the son of a Mary Baldwin 
alumna, also appeared in Aida. 
Mr. Cheek, a bass, performed 
the role of Ramfis, the high 
priest. His mother, Gertrude 
Messer Cheek, graduated from 
Man,' Baldwin in 1935. Mrs. 
Cheek, who Uved in Mt. Airy, 
N.C., is now deceased. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 47 

Dr. Francisco Receives Sears-Roebuck Foundation Award 

Virginia R. Francisco, professor of the- 
atre, has received a "Teaching Excellence 
and Campus Leadership Award " from the 
Sears-Roebuck Foundation. Dr. Francisco 
is one of nearly 700 faculty members the 
Foundation has recognized nationally for 
resourcefulness and leadership as private 
college educators. Award winners, who 
were selected by independent committees 
on each campus, received $1,000 each and 
their institutions received grants ranging 
from $500 to $1,500 based on student en- 

Dr. Francisco, who has taught at Mary 

Baldwin since 1970, received her B.A. in 

dramatic arts from Mary Baldwin College 

in 1964, her M.A. in English literature from 

The University of Virginia where she was a 

Woodrow WUson Fellow, and her Ph.D. in theatre 

from Indiana University. She is administrator of 

the College's theatre and director of the London 
Theatre Program. 

Dr. Francisco and Mary Baldwin's theatre pro- 
gram are well known in the field through Dr. 
Francisco's contributions to a variety of publica- 
tions and her involvement in professional organi- 
zations. Currently she is president-elect of the 
Virginia Theatre Conference and chair of the Pub- 
lications Committee of the Southeastern Theatre 
Conference. She is also a member of Omicron 
Delta Kappa and is a previous director of the 
Virginia Governor's School. 

In addition, she has been particularly success- 
ful in developing professional theatre experiences 
for Mary Baldwin students. She has arranged 
externships at Virginia Museum Theatre, Theatre 
Virginia, Wayside Theatre, London's Soho Poly 
Theatre, English National Opera, John F. Kennedy 
Center, and Lime Kiln Arts. A. 

Dr. Klein Receives Mednick Award, NEH Grant 

Judy L. Klein, associate professor of eco- 
nomics, has received a Travel to Collec- 
tions grant from the National Endowment 
for the Humanities and a Mednick Award 
from the Virginia Foundation for Indepen- 
dent Colleges. The grants, which support 
Dr. Klein's research, enabled her to spend 
part of the summer at the University Col- 
lege Library in London. 

Dr. Klein is examining the papers and 
correspondence of the nineteenth century 
thinkers Francis Galton, Karl Pearson, and 
Udny Yule, to investigate the early use of 
statistics in economics and biology. The 
basic tools of statistics were developed 
during the eighteenth century for static 
comparisons — for instance, to determine 
how much one soldier's height deviated from the 
average of the regiment. During the nineteenth 
century, however, social and natural philosophers 
began to use the same statistical tools to analyze 
changes that take place over time, such as evolu- 
tion, weather, and movements in pricesand money. 
Using the tools of static comparison for analyzing 

change introduced comphcations with which stat- 
isticians have struggled ever since. Dr. Klein 
believes that these difficulties may have been partly 
responsible for the abandonment of long-term 
time horizons in economic analysis; gradually, 
analysis of seasonal and annual variation took 
priority over the study of long-term trends and 
qualitative changes, in part because the latter were 
difficult to work with statistically. 

Dr. Klein will continuing her work during a 
semester-long sabbatical next spring, and hopes to 
have a manuscript ready for pubhcation by 1992. 
Her book, titled Measurement Without History: 
Change and the Science of Means, will complement 
typical texts in statistics courses and present an 
argument for the use of history in understanding 
the techniques and limitations of statistics. 

Dr. Klein, who has been on Mary Baldwin's 
faculty since 1982, received her B.A. from the 
College of William and Mary and her M.Sc. from 
the London School of Economics and Political 
Science. She also received her Ph.D. from the City 
of London Polytechnic. A. 

48 November 1990 


Student Center 

People make plans reality. Mary Baldwin 
College trustee William G. Pannill is doing 
just that through his gift of $1,000,000 to 
support the construction of a new student 
First identified as a top priority need on campus 
by faculty and students in 1988, a student center 
became a focus of the College's Master Plan. The 
Richmond architectural firm of Marcellus Wright 
Cox & Smith set about conducting interviews with 
the college "family" in order to determine loca- 
tion, size, and function of such a center, and then 
began initial drawings. 

The result will be the Pannill Center, scheduled 
to open in early 1992 as the College begins the 
celebrationof its 150th birthday. The Pannill Center 
will house the College bookstore, post office, and 
food concessions in an atmosphere conducive to 
informal gatherings. It will be located on top of the 
hill overlooking the tradititmal campus, in an area 
which was once part of Staunton Military Academy. 
Construction will occur adjacent to the SMA Mess 
Hall which, when renovated, will become part of 
a student activities complex. 

Mr. Pannill's support of the College and its 
Sesquicentennial Campaign comes at an important 

time in the institution's history. The College has 
embarked on a $35 million comprehensive fund- 
raising campaign, and his gift brings the campaign 
total to $18.3 million. Two years remain in the 
campaign which will conclude at the end of the 
sesquicentennial year of 1992. 

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to 
participate in the campaign which celebrates the 
College's 150 years of excellence," Mr. Pannill said 
from his Martinsville office. "I hope that my 
support will aid the institution in meeting its goals 
of better serving the students and faculty at the 
College into the next century." 

Mr. Pannill has been a member of the Board of 
Trustees since 1987. He is the formerchief executive 
officer of a tleece-lined sportswear manufacturing 
firm, Pannill Knitting Company, which was pur- 
chased by Sara Lee Corporation in 1989. Mr. 
Pannill is also an internationally renowned hy- 
bridizer of daffodils and has served as president of 
the American Daffodil Society. One of his creations 
is a white varietv named "Mar\' Baldwin." 

An unveiling of the plans for the Pannill Center 
occurred during the fall meeting of the trustees, 
October 11 , at the site of the new facility. Ground 
breaking is scheduled for early next spring. A 

A "thank yon" card 
from the entire student 
body for William 
Pannill. Presented by 
Execiitire Officers of 
the Student 
Association. (Left to 
rii>ht: Karen Wood '92. 
Bobbie Welch Vl. 
Robin Ray 9 I.William 
Pannill. Collier 
Andress '91 . Desha 
Prashad '91 and Tina 
Dempsey '91 )